August 13 2022
January 25 2022
Highlights from The Songwriters public television series: K.T. Oslin
December 22 2020
Take a look at The Songwriters -- You’ll find this compelling conversation here. Take note: the show’s queue signal (a loud tone) will sound during the first 14 seconds.
Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2020
November 02 2020
2020 Nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announced
September 04 2020
NaSHOF To Reschedule Induction Gala to 2021
August 27 2020
Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019
August 07 2019
(clockwise from top left) Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Vaughn, Rivers Rutherford, Kostas, Marcus Hummon, Larry Gatlin
Highlights from The Songwriters public television series: Guy Clark
June 11 2019
Take a look at The Songwriters -- You’ll find this compelling conversation here.
Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018
August 08 2018
(l-r) Wayne Kirkpatrick, Byron Hill, Joe Melson, K.T. Oslin and Ronnie Dunn
Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017
August 09 2017
(clockwise, l-r) Walt Aldridge, Tim Nichols, Jim McBride, Vern Gosdin
NaSHOF TV Show Premieres Jan. 28 on WNPT2
January 16 2017
“The Songwriters” – a weekly television show spotlighting Hall of Fame songwriters -- will premiere Saturday, Jan. 28, on Nashville Public Television WNPT2. “The Songwriters” will air three times weekly – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (statewide), and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (Nashville only) and 4:30 p.m. (statewide), all Central Time. The show will be available on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, and over-the-air on channel 8.2.
August 08 2013
Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks.
March 08 2013
Pat Alger started writing songs and performing at Atlanta folk clubs. Moving to Woodstock, N.Y. in the '70s, he made three albums with the Woodstock Mountain Revue for Rounder Records and a duet album with guitarist Artie Traum. Pat had his first hit with Folk-Pop artist Livingston Taylor ("First Time Love") in 1980, then decided to move to Nashville.
Ten Questions With Kris Kristofferson
January 09 2013
Kris Kristofferson's talents are as far-reaching as his impact on the musical landscape. Among his classic songs that have influenced generations of artists and music lovers are "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."
July 18 2012
Mel Tillis is a true Renaissance man - a songwriter, recording artist, film and television actor, painter and humanitarian. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976, his career has spanned more than six decades.
Ten Questions With Thom Schuyler
April 25 2012
Thom Schuyler's songwriting credits include “I Don’t Know Where To Start” (Eddie Rabbitt), “Years After You” (John Conlee) and “Love Out Loud” (Earl Thomas Conley). His “Point of Light” (Randy Travis) was the theme song for President George H.W. Bush’s volunteerism campaign. “ 16th Avenue ” (Lacy J. Dalton) is the unofficial anthem of Music Row’s songwriting community.
Ten Questions With Roger Murrah
October 13 2011
With hit songs spanning four decades and dozens of airplay and achievement awards, Roger Murrah is one of Nashville's most prolific songwriters and successful independent music publishers.
August 16 2011
Recently, there has been renewed interest in the songs of Dickey Lee with the emergence of the TNT hit show, "Memphis Beat." Lee co-wrote the theme, which was originally recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis.
Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50 Years in Entertainment: The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Interview
May 02 2011
Loretta shares how she got started in the business, the secret to a long career, her advice for songwriters and what she thinks of country music today.
Ten Questions With Mark D. Sanders
July 26 2010
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mark D. Sanders shares how he got started, and offers advice to up and coming songwriters.
Ten Questions With Hugh Prestwood
February 02 2010
Hugh Prestwood has written hits for artists such as: crystal Gayle, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffet, Michael Johnson and Randy Travis. Inducted into the hall of Fame in 2006, the award winning songwriter won an Emmy and a NSAI Song of The Year honor for "The Song remembers When" (Trisha Yearwood) in 1993, and BMI's 1990 Country Song of the Year for "Bottom Of Your Heart" (Randy Travis). Hugh Prestwood shares details of his experience as a hit songwriter, and offers advice for aspiring songwriters.
Ten Questions With Sonny Curtis
September 29 2009
Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member, Sonny Curtis shares how he got started, the history behind two of his songs, and gives his advice to upcoming songwriters, including his personal experience on what not to do when opening a show for someone else.
Ten Questions With Matraca Berg
February 05 2009
Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member, Matraca Berg shares personal stories of her life, discusses the people who mean so much to her, and offers advice to up and coming songwriters.
Ten Questions With Jim Weatherly
September 28 2008
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Jim Weatherly, shares entertaining stories about songwriting, inspiration behind his hits, and being in the right place at the right time.
July 06 2008
Grammy winning songwriter, Mike Reid, discusses the ups and downs of writing, what makes a good song, and the importance of hard work.
Ten Questions With Bobby Braddock
June 25 2008
Feature interview with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Bobby Braddock. Bobby discusses how he got his start, producing, performing, and the importance of giving back.