Train's Pat Monahan Wins Songwriting Awards

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Train star Pat Monahan has been honoured for his songwriting skills at a top music industry event. The rocker was the toast of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards on Wednesday, winning song of the year... 000_009_650_pattrain

Train star Pat Monahan has been honoured for his songwriting skills at a top music industry event.

The rocker was the toast of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards on Wednesday, winning song of the year for "Hey, Soul Sister," while he also collected a pop award for "If It's Love," which he co-wrote with songwriter/producer Gregg Wattenberg.

Veteran rocker Rod Stewart was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, while Band of Horses received the Vanguard Award.

The night's main songwriting prize went to Lukasz ';Dr. Luke' Gottwald and his longtime collaborator Max Martin, who have written tracks including Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls." They were named songwriters of the year.

Stay tuned for our coverage from the red carpet of the ASCAP Pop Awards.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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