Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Mary Chapin CarpenterAugust 20 2012
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Mary Chapin Carpenter is among its 2012 inductees into their Hall fo Fame! Along with Mary Chapin Carpenter, other inductees include Tony Arata, Larry Henly and Kim Williams. All inductees will be welcomed into this elite songwriting community during the 42nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony on Sunday, October 7, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
“Among all the great songwriters who have put the music in Music City, only a select few are elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,” said John Van Mol , chairman of the foundation’s board of directors. “We are delighted to accord this honor to Tony, Kim and Mary Chapin, and pleased as well to recognize Larry as the first inductee in the Veteran Songwriter category.”
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1970 and has 184 members including Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Don & Phil Everly, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Dolly Parton, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Sr., among many more. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to honoring and preserving the songwriting legacy of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The NaSHOF’s principal purposes are to educate, archive and celebrate songwriting that is uniquely associated with the Nashville music community.