Nashville Songwriters HOF Announces 2008 Induction Nominees
June 19, 2008 at 9:55 AM (PT)
The NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (NaSHOF) has announced 15 nominees for their 2008 induction, two of which will be selected for the "Songwriter" category and two that will be selected from the "Songwriter/Artist" category. The winners will be announced at the annual HALL OF FAME DINNER AND INDUCTION CEREMONY to be held OCTOBER 26th at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL in NASHVILLE.
The nominees in the "Songwriter" category are:
MATRACA BERG (“Strawberry Wine” by DEANA CARTER), PAUL CRAFT (“HANK WILLIAMS, You Wrote My Life” by MOE BANDY), KYE FLEMING (“I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” by BARBARA MANDRELL), LARRY HENLEY (“The Wind Beneath My Wings” by BETTE MIDLER), the late JOHN JARRARD (“Blue Clear Sky” by GEORGE STRAIT), BOB MORRISON (“You Decorated My Life” by KENNY ROGERS), MARK D. SANDERS (“I Hope You Dance” by LEE ANN WOMACK), TOM SHAPIRO (“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” by BROOKS & DUNN), JOHN SCOTT SHERRILL (“Would You Go With Me” by JOSH TURNER) and SHARON VAUGHN (“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” by WILLIE NELSON).
The nominees in the "Songwriter/Artist" category are:
The late PAUL DAVIS (“I Go Crazy”), LARRY GATLIN (“All the Gold in California”), JOHN HIATT (“Ridin’ With the King”), the late JOHNNY HORTON (“Honky Tonk Man”) and TONY JOE WHITE (“Rainy Night in Georgia”).
For more information on the NaSHOF nominees and the induction ceremony, click here.