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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Elects New Board Member and 2010 Officers

January 21 2010

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF) has elected newly inducted Hall of Fame songwriter, Kye Fleming to its 2010/2011 Board of Directors.

"We're very pleased to welcome Kye to our board," said Roger Murrah, Chairman of the NaSHOF Board, Bug Music Senior Vice President, Nashville, and a 2005 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Kye exemplifies the exceptional talent and long-standing resilience it takes to have a successful and impressive career as a songwriter."

The NaSHOF Board also elected its 2010 officers. Murrah will serve a fifth term as Chair. Other officers are: Vice Chair - Wayland Holyfield, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member; Vice Chair - John Van Mol, CEO of Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence; Treasurer - Pete Fisher, Vice President/General Manager, Grand Ole Opry, Gaylord Entertainment; and Secretary - Layng Martine, Jr., songwriter.

Also serving on the Board of Directors are: Mike Dye, Managing Partner, GroupXcel; Lisa Harless, Sr. VP, Private Client Services of Regions Bank; Kelli Gabriel, Senior Vice President, Shoemaker Financial; Becky Judd, Executive Assistant to Mike Curb, Curb Records; Bo Thomas, Ph.D., Vice President for University Advancement, Belmont University; Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville; and Mike Vaden, Director, Decosimo/Vaden. Ex-officio members serving on the board are entertainment attorney David L. Maddox (Counsel), David L. Maddox & Associates, P.C., and author/entertainment journalist Robert K. Oermann (Historian). Jeff Skillen is the board's Director of Development, while Nashville Songwriter Association International’s Mark Ford serves as Manager of Affairs.

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is a non- profit foundation that owns and operates the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The NaSHOF's principal purposes are to educate, archive, celebrate and honor the legacy of songwriting that is uniquely associated with the Nashville music community.

Established in 1970, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame boasts 176 members, including songwriting luminaries such as Max T. Barnes, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Don and Phil Everly, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, Harlan Howard, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins, Dottie Rambo, Jimmie Rodgers, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb, Hank Williams, Sr. and Hank Williams, Jr. Induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a songwriter associated with the Nashville music community. In 2009 the Hall of Fame inducted Kye Fleming, Mark D. Sanders, and Tammy Wynette.