90s Country Stars Nominated For Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame
(Left) Shania Twain / Facebook/(Center) Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame / Facebook/(Right) Brad Paisley / Facebook
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its class of nominees for 2021. There are 12 total nominees, with eight being in the Songwriters category and four being in the Songwriter/Artist category.
According to Music Row:
“Two songwriters and one songwriter/artist will be elected in these categories by their professional songwriter peers and members of the Hall of Fame.”
All of the artists nominated in these categories earned their first Top 20 single at least 20 years ago. The nominees include 90s country favorites such as Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, and Rhett Atkins.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame published the full list of nominees on its Facebook page. Read through the list of names below.
Two additional inductees, one each from the Veteran Songwriter and Veteran Songwriter/Artist Category, will also be added to the Class of 2021. These nominees are not announced publicly.
The nominees in the Veteran categories are those who earned their first Top 20 hit at least 30 years ago.
Once the inductees for the Class of 2021 are determined, they will be honored alongside 2020’s class at a gala on November 1, 2021. Because of everything going on in the world, the 2020 class of Steve Earle, Bobbie Gentry, Kent Blazy, Brett James, and Spooner Oldham was not able to be celebrated in person last year.
For an idea of what the induction gala looks like, check out the below news report about the 2018 celebration.
Congratulations to all of the songwriters who earned nominations this year…we can’t wait to see who the inductees will be!