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NaSHOF Inductees By Year

August 13 2022

For more than 50 years, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has inducted the best of the best in Music City. Here’s a look at who’s been inducted year by year through 2021:

Year - Writer
1970 - Gene Autry
1970 - Johnny Bond
1970 - Albert E. Brumley
1970 - A.P. Carter
1970 - Ted Daffan
1970 - Vernon Dalhart
1970 - Rex Griffin
1970 - Stuart Hamblen
1970 - Pee Wee King
1970 - Vic McAlpin
1970 - Bob Miller
1970 - Leon Payne
1970 - Jimmie Rodgers
1970 - Fred Rose
1970 - Redd Stewart
1970 - Floyd Tillman
1970 - Merle Travis
1970 - Ernest Tubb
1970 - Cindy Walker
1970 - Hank Williams
1970 - Bob Wills

1971 - Smiley Burnette
1971 - Jenny Lou Carson
1971 - Wilf Carter
1971 - Zeke Clements
1971 - Jimmie Davis
1971 - Alton Delmore [as the team of Alton & Rabon Delmore]
1971 - Rabon Delmore [as the team of Alton & Rabon Delmore]
1971 - Al Dexter
1971 - Vaughan Horton
1971 - Bradley Kincaid
1971 - Bill Monroe
1971 - Bob Nolan
1971 - Tex Owens
1971 - Tex Ritter
1971 - Carson J. Robison
1971 - Tim Spencer
1971 - Gene Sullivan
1971 - Jimmy Wakely
1971 - Wiley Walker
1971 - Scotty Wiseman

1972 - Boudleaux Bryant [as the team of Felice & Boudleaux Bryant]
1972 - Felice Bryant [as the team of Felice & Boudleaux Bryant]
1972 - Lefty Frizzell
1972 - Jack Rhodes
1972 - Don Robertson

1973 - Jack Clement
1973 - Don Gibson
1973 - Harlan Howard
1973 - Roger Miller
1973 - Ed Nelson Jr.
1973 - Steve Nelson
1973 - Willie Nelson

1974 - Hank Cochran

1975 - Bill Anderson
1975 - Danny Dill
1975 - Eddie Miller
1975 - Marty Robbins
1975 - Wayne Walker
1975 - Marijohn Wilkin

1976 - Carl Belew
1976 - Dallas Frazier
1976 - John D. Loudermilk
1976 - Moon Mullican
1976 - Curly Putman
1976 - Mel Tillis

1977 - Johnny Cash
1977 - Woody Guthrie
1977 - Merle Haggard
1977 - Kris Kristofferson

1978 - Joe Allison
1978 - Tom T. Hall
1978 - Hank Snow
1978 - Don Wayne

1979 - Thomas A. Dorsey
1979 - Charlie Louvin [as the team of Charlie & Ira Louvin]
1979 - Ira Louvin [as the team of Charlie & Ira Louvin]
1979 - Elsie McWilliams
1979 - Joe South

1980 - Leadbelly
1980 - Mickey Newbury
1980 - Ben Peters
1980 - Ray Stevens

1981 - Bobby Braddock
1981 - Ray Whitley

1982 - Chuck Berry
1982 - Billy Hill

1983 - W.C. Handy
1983 - Loretta Lynn
1983 - Beasley Smith

1984 - Hal David
1984 - Billy Sherrill

1985 - Bob McDill
1985 - Carl Perkins

1986 - Otis Blackwell
1986 - Dolly Parton

1987 - Roy Orbison
1987 - Sonny Throckmorton

1988 - Hoagy Carmichael
1988 - Troy Seals

1989 - Rory Bourke
1989 - Maggie Cavender
1989 - Whitey Shafer

1990 - Sue Brewer
1990 - Ted Harris
1990 - Jimmy Webb

1991 - Charlie Black
1991 - Sonny Curtis

1992 - Max D. Barnes
1992 - Wayland Holyfield

1993 - Red Lane
1993 - Don Schlitz
1993 - Conway Twitty

1994 - Jerry Foster [as the team of Foster & Rice]
1994 - Buddy Holly
1994 - Richard Leigh
1994 - Bill Rice [as the team of Foster & Rice]
1994 - Bobby Russell

1995 - Waylon Jennings
1995 - Dickey Lee
1995 - Dave Loggins

1996 - Jerry Chesnut
1996 - Kenny O’Dell
1996 - Buck Owens
1996 - Norro Wilson

1997 - Wayne Carson
1997 - Roger Cook
1997 - Hank Thompson

1998 - Merle Kilgore
1998 - Eddie Rabbitt
1998 - Kent Robbins

1999 - Tommy Collins
1999 - Wayne Kemp
1999 - Doodle Owens
1999 - Glenn Sutton

2000 - Mac Davis
2000 - Randy Goodrum
2000 - Allen Reynolds
2000 - Billy Edd Wheeler

2001 - Don Everly [as the team of Don & Phil Everly]
2001 - Phil Everly [as the team of Don & Phil Everly]
2001 - Dennis Linde
2001 - Johnny Russell

2002 - Dean Dillon
2002 - Bob Dylan
2002 - Shel Silverstein

2003 - Hal Blair
2003 - Rodney Crowell
2003 - Paul Overstreet
2003 - John Prine

2004 - Guy Clark
2004 - Freddie Hart
2004 - Dennis Morgan
2004 - Billy Joe Shaver

2005 - Gary Burr
2005 - Vince Gill
2005 - Roger Murrah
2005 - Jerry Reed
2005 - Mike Reid

2006 - Jimmy Buffett
2006 - Hugh Prestwood
2006 - Jim Weatherly

2007 - Bob DiPiero
2007 - Lester Flatt [as the team of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs]
2007 - Mac McAnally
2007 - Dottie Rambo
2007 - Earl Scruggs [as the team of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs]
2007 - Hank Williams, Jr.

2008 - Matraca Berg
2008 - John Hiatt
2008 - Tom Shapiro

2009 - Kye Fleming
2009 - Mark D. Sanders
2009 - Tammy Wynette

2010 - Pat Alger
2010 - Steve Cropper
2010 - Paul Davis
2010 - Stephen Foster

2011 - John Bettis
2011 - Garth Brooks
2011 - Alan Jackson
2011 - Thom Schuyler
2011 - Allen Shamblin

2012 - Tony Arata
2012 - Mary Chapin Carpenter
2012 - Larry Henley
2012 - Kim Williams

2013 - Will Jennings
2013 - Layng Martine Jr.
2013 - Randy Owen
2013 - Jeffrey Steele

2014 - John Anderson
2014 - Paul Craft
2014 - Tom Douglas
2014 - Gretchen Peters

2015 - Rosanne Cash
2015 - Mark James
2015 - Even Stevens
2015 - Craig Wiseman

2016 - Aaron Barker
2016 - Beth Nielsen Chapman
2016 - Bob Morrison
2016 - Townes Van Zandt

2017 - Walt Aldridge
2017 - Dewayne Blackwell
2017 - Vern Gosdin
2017 - Jim McBride
2017 - Tim Nichols

2018 - Ronnie Dunn
2018 - Byron Hill
2018 - Wayne Kirkpatrick
2018 - Joe Melson
2018 - K.T. Oslin

2019 - Larry Gatlin
2019 - Marcus Hummon
2019 - Kostas
2019 - Rivers Rutherford
2019 - Sharon Vaughn
2019 - Dwight Yoakam

2020 - Kent Blazy
2020 - Steve Earle
2020 - Bobbie Gentry
2020 - Brett James
2020 - Spooner Oldham

2021 - Rhett Akins
2021 - Buddy Cannon
2021 - Amy Grant
2021 - Toby Keith
2021 - John Scott Sherrill