The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2018 nominees have been announced! Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Eddy Raven and Ronnie Dunn are among the top names included under the nominees for the songwriter/artist category. These four are known for writing or co-writing their own songs. Eight others also made the list in the songwriter category:
- Skip Ewing for writing hits for Kenny Chesney and Clint Black
- Byron Hill for writing hits for George Strait and Alabama
- Ed Hill for writing hits for Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire
- Wayne Kirkpatrick for writing hits for Broadway
- Kerry Kurt Phillips for writing hits for Joe Diffie and George Jones
- Jim Rushing for writing hits for Garth Brooks
- Steve Seskin for writing hits for Tim McGraw
- Bob Regan for writing hits for Randy Travis, Keith Urban, and more.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted in August. However, a formal ceremony will be held later in the fall to honor the new inductees.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that is committed to honoring and preserving the legacy of songwriting. This is a unique organization that is closely tied with the Nashville music community. The aim of the organization is to educate, celebrate, and archive the contributions made by the members of the music community in Nashville, or the songwriting industry in general. For this reason, the organization annually recognizes music artists and songwriters for their achievements.
There are a handful of notable country artists who were inducted to the Hall of Fame in the past. Jim McBride, Vern Gosdin, and Tim Nichols were among the inductees for the Class of 2017. You can visit the foundation’s official website to get details about the nominees.
Stay tuned to Music Mix Daily, as we’ll be bringing you new updates and information on the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 induction this August!