Nominees For The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announced
August 22, 2011 at 6:32 AM (PT)
The NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION (NaSHOF) has announced this year’s inductees for the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, which include from the Songwriter category, hit writers JOHN BETTIS, THOM SCHUYLER and ALLEN SHAMBLIN. From the Songwriter/Artist category the inductees are Country great GARTH BROOKS and EMI/NASHVILLE artist ALAN JACKSON.
The five new inductees will be welcomed into the hall by their peers at the 41st Anniversary NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th at the RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL in NASHVILLE, TN.
“These five very talented individuals are among an era of powerhouse writers and artists who propelled country music to unparalleled heights beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and also made substantial contributions to popular and rock music," said JOHN VAN MOL, chairman of NaSHOF. "We look forward to a fantastic evening of recognition for our inductees, and great entertainment for all who attend."
VAN MOL said the NaSHOF board of directors decided to increase the number of inductees this year to five from the traditional three, as has been done in some years in the past. "Songwriters and songwriter/artists with ties to NASHVILLE have made our city the songwriting capital of the world," JOHN said. "This year's inductees have greatly enhanced that reputation and are richly deserving of NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME honors."
Tickets for the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION CEREMONY 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 email@example.com or (615) 256-3354. Check out more information on the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION at nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/.