Amy Among Nominees For Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame…

Posted on: June 21st, 2011 by Derek 12 Comments

Five artists and ten songwriters are among the 2011 nominees named by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In the Songwriter/Artist category, nominees are Garth Brooks, Larry Gatlin, Amy Grant, Alan Jackson and Townes Van Zandt. In the Songwriter category, nominees are John Bettis, Robert Byrne, J.J. Cale,Jan Crutchfield, Mark James, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Thom Schuyler, Allen Shamblin and John Scott Sherrill.

“This is an amazing group of songwriters and songwriter/artists,” said John Van Mol, chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF), which owns and administers the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  “Every one of them is extremely worthy of induction, and it is our honor to place each of their names in nomination.”

Songs penned by the nominees include “Top of the World” by The Carpenters/Lynn Anderson(Bettis), “Two Dozen Roses” by Shenandoah (Byrne), “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton (Cale), “Statue of a Fool” by Jack Greene/Brian Collins/Ricky Van Shelton (Crutchfield), “Suspicious Minds” byElvis Presley (James), “The Dark End of the Street” by James Carr/Archie Campbell & Lorene Mann (Penn), ”Independence Day” by Martina McBride (Peters), “16th Avenue” by Lacy J. Dalton (Schulyer), “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt (Shamblin), “Nothin’ But the Wheel” by Patty Loveless (Sherrill).

Songwriter/Artist nominees had numerous successes writing their own material, including “Unanswered Prayers” (Brooks), “Broken Lady” (Gatlin), “Every Heartbeat” (Grant), “Chattahoochee” (Jackson), “Pancho and Lefty” (Van Zandt).

Two songwriters and one Songwriter/Artist will be inducted at the NaSHOF’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony Saturday, October 16 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

  • http://lifebynic.blogspot.com/ Nichole H

    Congrats on the nod, Amy! While I realize those other gifted artist/writers have had commercial success…I wonder if they have had the impact on their listeners hearts in quite the way you have. You have opened your heart and soul allowing God to use your gift to encourage listeners to have hope, help each other, and love even when it hurts. You’ve taken heat from all sides…especially the ones who should have known better. My life’s tapestry is colored with your music and I don’t think any award would ever be prestigious enough to honor all that you have meant to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Enjoy this! You deserve it and so much more!!

  • James

    What an honor! Your music crosses so many lines, that I’m not surprised that they would include you in that list. It’s not only your music that has touched so many lives, but the efforts you have undertaken in the Nashville community. So many people are fond of you and your family who may not even listen to your music. Thanks for all you do, and I hope you are inducted into the “Hall”!!
    I pray that God will continue to bless you.

  • Michelle Ball

    Amy, I agree with Nicole. There is NO WAY those other artists have touched the hearts and minds of their listeners as you have. I’m rooting for you all the way – you so deserve this honor!

  • MeLinda Ogaard

    I would have to agree with Nicole’s entire post …. I could not have said it better! Love you Amy and all you have done! God Bless

  • Patti Gencarelli

    So happy for this recognition on your behalf. You deserve it! Much love to you —patti

  • Linda

    Congratulations on the nomination Amy ! Hope you win ! See you next month in Croydon !

  • Hope New

    Amy, u have been an inspiration to me growing up I used to sing ur songs because they meant that much to me. I hope u win. Thank u for sharing Gods word through ur music. God Bless, Hope

  • Hope New

    Hope from Piedmont, AL

  • Peter Beck

    Congratulations Amy your music has blessed me over many years. All the best from your many fans in the UK

  • Matt

    I love Every Heartbeat … but seriously?! Who made the decision to include that song in this article?

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  • Iris

    Every Heartbeat is one of my favrite songs. I love the lyrics.. I hope you win Amy!

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