The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame will see four new inductees this October: Rosanne Cash, Craig Wiseman, Even Stevens and Mark James.
“Nashville remains the primary destination for anyone with an appreciation of songwriters and the art of songwriting. Since 1970, the legacy of those great songwriters has been celebrated and preserved by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,” Pat Alger, chair of the Hall of Fame’s board of directors, said in a statement.
Daughter of Johnny Cash, Rosanne has become a legend in her own right. She has four Grammy awards and 11 number one singles. She is the 2015 artist in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Craig Wiseman has won the Songwriter of the Year award four times and is the most played country songwriter of the last century. He has penned 21 number one hits, including Tim McGraw‘s “Live Like You Were Dying”, Brooks and Dunn’s “Believe” and Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime”.
Even Stevens is noted for his work with Eddie Rabbitt, Conway Twitty, Ricky Skaggs and Kenny Rodgers, among others. His most famous songs are “Driving My Life Away”, “Suspicions”, and “Love Will Turn You Around”.
Mark James has songwriting credits for “Always on my Mind”, “Suspicious Minds” and “Hooked on a Feeling”.
The new members will be inducted on Oct. 11 during the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 45th Anniversary Gala. They will join the 196 existing members of the prestigious organization. The Gala will feature performances of the inductees songs by special guest artists. Past events have seen Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift, among others, perform.
The event is open to the public and tickets are $250. Don’t miss the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 class.