Dunn, Oslin named to Nashville Songwriters Hall
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
– Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin, Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, it was announced today.
The five new inductees will join the 208 existing members of the organization when they are officially inducted during the 48th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Oct. 28.
"This time of year, as board chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation, I am always reminded of the broad variety and high quality of the songwriting talent we are so fortunate to be able to celebrate," said Pat Alger. "The musical trends might change through the years, but for us it always comes down to great songs and legendary songwriters - the bedrock of the town that continues to be hailed as Music City. This year's nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame were inspiring and impressive as always, each one deserving recognition for the impact they made. Today it's my great honor to welcome the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2018: Byron Hill and Wayne Kirkpatrick in the songwriter category; Joe Melson in the veteran songwriter category; Ronnie Dunn as our songwriter/artist and K.T. Oslin as our veteran songwriter/ artist."
Hill's songwriter credits include "Pickin' Up Strangers" (Johnny Lee), "Fool Hearted Memory" (George Strait) and "Nothing On But The Radio" (Gary Allan).
Kirkpatrick's resume is known for the Grammy-winning "Change The World" (Eric Clapton) and "Little White Church" (Little Big Town) and the Broadway musical Something Rotten!.
Melson is the co-writer of the Roy Orbison hits "Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)," "Crying" and "Blue Bayou."
Dunn popularized many of his own compositions, including the Brooks & Dunn hits "Neon Moon," "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "Believe."
Oslin recorded many of her self-penned hits, including "80s Ladies," "Hold Me" and "Come Next Monday."
More news for Ronnie Dunn
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal
After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live.
The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
A lot of the early reviews for "American Love Song," Ryan Bingham's latest set of raucous and reflective Americana brilliance, have characterized it as the singer/ songwriter's most personal album to date.... »»»
After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
The Prequel EP
The saying, 'Strike while the iron's hot,' applies to many situations, but especially to the music business. The scene moves so fast these days that this last year's star could be this year's 'Where are they now?' Luke Combs »»»
Between the Country
Ian Noe sings like a man wise beyond his years. Like Bob Dylan, back when he also started out as a young man, Noe has a vocal tone that rings true like the voice of experience. Beginning with "Irene (Ravin' Bomb)," »»»
Live at the Grey Eagle
Let's just say Amanda Anne Platt and her five-piece band The Honeycutters had home court advantage playing in their hometown of Asheville, N.C. in what is as warm a live album as you'll hear. »»»