Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces Inductees
August 31, 2010 at 6:24 AM (PT)
The NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION (NaSHOF) has announced this year’s inductees for the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME. From the “Songwriter” category, writers PAT ALGER and STEVE CROPPER will be inductees and from the “Songwriter/Artist” category, the late artist PAUL DAVIS will be the inductee. Also by special induction, AMERICA’s first professional songwriter STEPHEN FOSTER is set to be inducted.
The four new inductees will be welcomed into the songwriting fraternity by their peers at the 40th Anniversary NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th, at the RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL.
ROGER MURRAH, Chairman of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION said: “PAT, STEVE, PAUL and certainly Mr. FOSTER have all written remarkable songs that we’ve lived our lives by through the years, and all of them are so deserving as HALL OF FAME inductees. STEPHEN FOSTER was writing songs before we even had genres.”
ALGER’s songwriter credits include hits such as “Goin’ Gone” by KATHY MATTEA and “The Thunder Rolls” by GARTH BROOKS. CROPPER’s resume is known for Pop/R&B classics such as “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by OTIS REDDING and “In The Midnight Hour” by WILSON PICKETT.
DAVIS popularized many of his own compositions, “I Go Crazy” and “Sweet Life.” FOSTER, regarded as AMERICA’s first professional songwriter, is remembered for CIVIL-WAR-era compositions such as “Camptown Races” and “Oh! Susanna.”
The NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY will feature tributes and performances of the inductees’ songs by special guest artists. NaSHOF’s sister organization, the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (NSAI), also presents its annual awards for the year’s best “Song,” “Songwriter” and “Songwriter/Artist,” as well as the Top 10 “Songs I Wish I Had Written,” as determined by the professional songwriters division.
Tickets for the event are $200 each. A limited number of seats are available to the public this year and may be purchased by contacting event director MARK FORD at )615) 256-3354 or email@example.com. For more on the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, visit www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com.