NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (NaSHOF) introduced TODAY (6/30) the 13 writers nominated for induction this 12 months. The brand new group might be amongst these honored on the group’s 53rd anniversary gala on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER eleventh on the MUSIC CIY CENTER in downtown NASHVILLE.
Nominees within the Up to date Songwriter class are: CASEY BEATHARD, SHAWN CAMP, JIM COLLINS, DON HENRY, DAVID LEE MURPHY, LESLIE SATCHER, DARRELL SCOTT and VICTORIA SHAW. Nominees within the Up to date Songwriter/Artist class are: STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, THE CHICKS’ MARTIE MAGUIRE, KEITH URBAN, and the duo of GILIAN WELCH and DAVID RAWLINGS
All nominees will need to have had their first vital hits a minimum of 20 years in the past. A complete of two songwriters and one songwriter/artist might be elected from the Up to date classes by members of the HALL OF FAME, together with different skilled songwriters and artists from a wide range of genres who’re prominently recognized with NASHVILLE and who’ve written/co-written a minimum of one unique and vital NASHVILLE tune.
As well as, three extra writers might be named to the Class of 2023. A separate physique of veteran voters will elect a Veteran Songwriter, a Veteran Songwriter/Artist and a Legacy Songwriter (deceased), all of whom will need to have skilled their first hits a minimum of 30 years in the past. As a part of that course of, nominees in these classes will not be introduced upfront.
“We congratulate this 12 months’s nominees in our modern classes,” stated NaSHOF Govt Dir. MARK FORD. “Their nominations are hard-earned. We glance ahead in a number of weeks to asserting those that might be inducted this FALL as members of our Class of 2023.”
Learn extra about every of the nominees here.