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The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces Its 2019 Slate of Nominees; Five To Be Inducted

Twelve exemplary tunesmiths are 2019 nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) – eight in the Songwriters category and four in the Songwriter/Artists category. All nominees experienced their first significant (Top 20) songs at least 20 years ago.  Two songwriters and one songwriter/artist, elected by their professional songwriter peers, will be inducted at the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Monday, October 14, at the Music City Center. The three will be joined by a veteran songwriter and a veteran songwriter/artist elected by a separate body of veteran voters.  Those nominees experienced their first significant (Top 20) songs at least 30 years ago.  Nominees are not announced in these categories. All inductees will be announced later this summer, preceding the annual gala. This year’s nominees in the Songwriter category are: Shawn Camp Ed Hill Marcus Hummon Archie Jordan Kostas Rivers Rutherford Ronnie Rogers Jerry Salley The nominees in the Songwriter/Artist category are: Toby Keith Brad Paisley Eddy Raven Dwight Yoakam The gala is the primary annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose mission is to honor Nashville's rich legacy of songwriting excellence through preservation, celebration and education.  For information on seating and sponsorship's, contact Reservations Coordinator Adria Keuning at

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