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:
The nominees in the Songwriter/Artists category are:
Steven Curtis Chapman
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!