Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin Among Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn will all be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 14th in Nashville. The six new inductees will join the 213 existing members of the elite organization when they are officially inducted during the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala.

Marcus Hummon's songwriter credits include "Cowboy Take Me Away" (The Dixie Chicks), "Born To Fly" (Sara Evans) and "Bless The Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts). Kostas' resume is known for "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" (Patty Loveless), "Blame It On Your Heart" (Patty Loveless) and "Ain't That Lonely Yet" (Dwight Yoakam). Rivers Rutherford's hits include "Real Good Man" (Tim McGraw), "When I Get Where I'm Going" (Brad Paisley w/ Dolly Parton) and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" (Brooks & Dunn). Sharon Vaughn is the writer of "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" (Willie Nelson), "Y'all Come Back Saloon" (The Oak Ridge Boys) and "Lonely Too Long" (Patty Loveless). Dwight Yoakam popularized many of his own compositions, including "Guitars, Cadillacs," "Fast As You" and "You're The One," Larry Gatlin recorded many of his self-penned hits with his brothers, Steve and Rudy (The Gatlin Brothers), including "All The Gold In California," "Statues Without Hearts" and "Broken Lady."

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Gala are $250 each and benefit the nonprofit Nashville Songwriters Foundation. Select seating is available to the public and may be purchased as available by contacting Executive Director Mark Ford at hoftix@nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com or by calling 615-460-6556.