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4 To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Posted at 10:19 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 11:21:27-04

The chair of the board of directors for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame confirmed they will induct four members in October.

Vern Gosdin, Jim McBride, Walt Aldridge, and Tim Nichols were announced as the four new inductees on Thursday.

They have been set to join the 203 existing members after they’re inducted at the 47th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, which will be held Monday, October 23 at Music City Center.

“The quality of the songs that emanate from the legendary Nashville Songwriting community is most often the standard by which songwriters measure their success,” said Hall of Fame member and chair of the board of directors, Pat Alger. “Iconic songs from its eminent songwriters help make this town the musical sanctuary it has become and in turn, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates the illustrious careers of those songwriters each year by inducting four new members, the highest honor that any Nashville songwriter can hope for. This year we are extremely proud to welcome the class of 2017: Walt Aldridge and Tim Nichols in the songwriter category; Jim McBride in the veteran songwriter category and the late Vern Gosdin as our songwriter/artist.”

The four inductees’ credits include:

Walt Aldridge

  • “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” (Ronnie Milsap)
  • “Holding Her And Loving You” (Earl Thomas Conley)
  • “Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde” (Travis Tritt)

Tim Nichols

  • “I’m Over You” (Keith Whitley)
  • “Heads Carolina, Tails California” (Jo Dee Messina)
  • “Live Like You Were Dying” (Tim McGraw)

Jim McBride

  • “Rose In Paradise” (Waylon Jennings)
  • “Chasing That Neon Rainbow” (Alan Jackson)
  • “Chattahoochee” (Alan Jackson)

Vern Gosdin (popularized his own compositions)

  • “Set ‘Em Up Joe”
  • “I’m Still Crazy”
  • “Chiseled In Stone”

For more information on the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, click here.