Sunday, September 6, 2020


Twelve exemplary tunesmiths are 2020 nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) – eight in the Songwriters category and four in the Songwriter/Artists category. 

This year’s nominees in the Songwriters category are: 

Kent Blazy
Shawn Camp
Don Henry
Brett James
Tony Martin
Steve Seskin
Tia Sillers
George Teren

The nominees in the Songwriter/Artists category are: 

Kix Brooks 
Steven Curtis Chapman 
Steve Earle 
Phil Vassar  

All nominees experienced their first significant (Top 20) songs at least 20 years ago.  Two songwriters and one songwriter/artist will be elected in these categories by their professional songwriter peers.  

The three will be joined by two more.  A separate body of veteran voters will elect a veteran songwriter and a veteran songwriter/artist, both of whom experienced their first significant (Top 20) songs at least 30 years ago.  As part of that process, nominees in those categories are not announced.  

The five inductees-elect are typically honored at the organization’s annual Gala, where they are officially inducted into the Hall of Fame; however, because of the current health climate, the 2020 event has been rescheduled to 2021.  This year’s class will be honored alongside the Class of 2021 in a special double-sized Gala next fall.  Details on the 2021 event will be forthcoming.  
Congratulations to all!

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