Four new songwriters were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sunday (Oct. 5).

At a ceremony held at Music City Center in Nashville, John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters were honored.

“John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters represent the best our great songwriting community has to offer,” Pat Alger, board chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation and a member of the Hall of Fame said. “With long, fruitful careers of memorable songs, they set the highest creative standard for all of us.”

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While Anderson is well known for his career as an artist, Douglas’ hits span countless of today’s artists including Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me,” Lady Antebellum‘s “I Run to You,” “Loves the Only House” and “God’s Will” as well as Martina McBride‘s “Grown Men Don’t Cry” and Tim McGraw‘s “Southern Voice,” among others.

Peters has also written songs for McBride as well as George StraitTrisha Yearwood and Patty Loveless.

Meanwhile, Craft’s hits span Mark Chesnutt’s “Brother Jukebox,” Bobby Bare’s “Dropkick Me, Jesus,” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel.”

Country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark was also honored. The songwriter earned her first NSAI Award for co-writing Kacey Musgraves‘ “Follow Your Arrow” with Shane McAnally.



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