NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters has been nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
Inductees will be announced after voting concludes in July 9th and are voted on by professional members of the Nashville Songwriters Association and previous Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees.
Established in 1970, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame boasts 179 members, including songwriting luminaries such as Max T. Barnes, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Don and Phil Everly, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, Harlan Howard, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins, Dottie Rambo, Jimmie Rodgers, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb, Hank Williams, Sr. and Hank Williams, Jr. Last year’s honorees included Pat Alger, Steve Cropper, Paul Davis and Stephen Foster.
"It's a huge thrill to be nominated, and I'm proud and humbled to be considered for this honor." Peters wrote in a post on her website.
Throughout her songwriting career, Peters has penned songs for a list of artists that includes Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, as well as Neil Diamond and co-writing songs with Bryan Adams.
Peters has also released seven studio albums on her own, with the title track of her 1995 debut "The Secret of Life" hitting the top 5 on the country charts when it was re-recorded by Faith Hill in 1999. Peters has album number eight in the pipeline and though it still lacks a name, Gretchen says it'll be on the shelves in short order. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers