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Tom T. Hall, John Prine Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Legendary songwriters Tom T. Hall and John Prine are officially among the 2019 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

This year's inductees were announced on the Songwriters Hall of Fame website on Saturday (Jan. 12).

Hall, a 50-year veteran of the music industry, has penned classic hits such as "Harper Valley PTA," Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine," "Ballad of Forty Dollars" and "The Year Clayton Delaney Died."

Prine, a two-time Grammy winner, has written folk and country standards such as "Angel From Montgomery" and "Paradise." He co-wrote the David Allan Coe classic "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" with Steve Goodman. His songs have been recorded by George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt and more. He released his most recent album The Tree of Forgiveness last year.

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"The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives," Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers said in a press release. "These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what's happening today possible."

Hall and Prine join fellow inductees Missy Elliott, Dallas Austin, Jack Tempchin and Yusaf/ Cat Stevens, who'll be officially inducted during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 13.

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