The 2022 nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced and Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Kirk Franklin, and Pam Tillis are among those who have been nominated.
There are two different categories for nominees: the contemporary songwriters category and contemporary songwriters/artists category. All nominees experienced their first significant songs at least two decades ago. The nominees this year in the songwriters category are Larry Cordle, Jim Lauderdale, Hillary Lindsey, Frank J. Myers, Gary Nicholson, Ronnie Rogers, Tia Sillers, and Tommy Sims. Twain, Paisley, Franklin, and Tillis make up the songwriters/artists category.
“We congratulate all of this year’s nominees in our contemporary categories and look forward to early August when we will announce those who will be inducted as members of our Class of 2022,” NaSHOF Executive Director Mark Ford said in a statement. After winners are announced in August, they will be honored during the 52nd Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala scheduled for Oct. 30, 2022 at Nashville’s Music City Center.
Two songwriters and one songwriter/artist will be elected from the categories by members of the Hall of Fame, along with other professional songwriters and artists from a variety of genres. All voting songwriters and artists have written or co-written at least one original and significant Nashville song.
Additionally, a separate body of veteran voters will elect a veteran songwriter and a veteran songwriter/artist, both of whom experienced their first significant songs at least 30 years ago. Nominees in those categories are not announced to the public.
Want to learn more about the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and each of the nominees' biographies? You can find all of those details here.
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