NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Six notable songwriters, including two country music legends, were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a gala at Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday.
The inductees for the class of 2019 included two performers, Larry Gatlin, and Dwight Yoakam, along with Sharon Vaughn, Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides, and Rivers Rutherford.
Both Gatlin and Vaughn were inducted in the Veteran Songwriter category; Marcus Hummon, Kostas Lazarides and Rivers Rutherford were included in the Songwriter category, and Dwight Yoakam in the Songwriter/Artist category.
The gala included numerous performances of material written by the inductees, including Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Brooks & Dunn.
“I am humbled and honored to be a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,” Gatlin said as he received his award after being inducted by Vince Gill. “Having family and friends there with me was a blessing. Things happen in God’s time and mostly fair winds have blown over me.”