2011 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
April 11 2011
The 41st Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will take place Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, according to an announcement made today by John Van Mol, Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. The annual event is one of the highlights of the Nashville Awards season and honors those who create the songs that define country music.
This year’s inductees will be announced in the coming months. Last year’s honorees included Pat Alger, Steve Cropper, Paul Davis and Stephen Foster. The ceremony also features some of music’s biggest names paying tribute to the inductees and attending the event. In years past such country music luminaries as Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffett, Gretchen Wilson, Jimmy Wayne, the Del McCoury Band, Barbara Mandrell and Raul Malo, to list but a few, have performed at or attended the event.
Established in 1970, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame boasts 179 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 2010 the Hall of Fame inducted Pat Alger, Steve Cropper, Paul Davis and Stephen Foster, with an honorary induction to Sir Paul McCartney.
Check back soon for more details on the 2011 Induction Ceremony.