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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame adds four hitmakers

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame adds four hitmakers

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE HITS:Gretchen Peters will be among those inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Photo: Associated Press

Country hitmakers John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas, and Gretchen Peters are set to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The four musicians will be feted by officials at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) at the Music City Center in the Tennessee capital in October.

Pat Alger, Chairman of the NSAI Board of Directors, says, “Here in Nashville where the music industry has always been built on a foundation of great songs written by legendary songwriters, each year only a few are elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“This year we are very pleased to welcome the class of 2014: Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters in the songwriter category; Paul Craft in the veteran songwriter category and John Anderson as our songwriter/artist.”

Douglas is known for penning songs for Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert, who scored huge success with “The House That Built Me,” while Peters wrote McBride’s “Independence Day” and “The Chill Of An Early Fall” for George Strait.

Craft famously created Ray Stevens’ novelty smash “It’s Me Again,” Margaret and singer/songwriter Anderson is famed for tracks like “Swingin,” “Seminole Wind” and “Shuttin’ Detroit Down,” which he co-wrote for John Rich.

Last year’s honorees included Alabama star Randy Owen and singer Jeffrey Steele.

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