Toby Keith, Bobby Braddock Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame
February 18, 2015 at 1:20 PM (PT)
Show Dog-Universal hitmaker TOBY KEITH and legendary songwriter-producer BOBBY BRADDOCK will join five others for induction into the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME at the organization’s annual ceremony in JUNE.
KEITH has been a mainstay of Country radio and touring since his 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” topped the charts. Additionally, KEITH is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year honoree who penned a #1 song for 20 consecutive years
BRADDOCK, already a member of the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME and the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, is famous for penning numerous Country hits, most notably “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” recorded by GEORGE JONES in 1980 and considered by many the greatest-ever Country song.
KEITH and BRADDOCK join 80’s Pop diva CYNDI LAUPER, GRATEFUL DEAD'S JERRY GARCIA, songwriter-producer LINDA PERRY, Bluesman WILLIE DIXON and lyricist ROBERT HUNTER.
The Hall's 46th ANNUAL INDUCTION AND AWARDS DINNERr will take place at the MARRIOTT MARQUIS in NEW YORK CITY on THURSDAY, JUNE 18th.
GARCIA and DIXON will be inducted posthumously.