Roger Murrah Named Chairman Of Nashville Songwriters Foundation

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Nashville Songwriters Foundation (NSF) Board of Directors has elected Roger Murrah, president of Murrah Music Corporation and a 2005 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, as chairman. Other officers elected by board to serve for 2006 include John Van Mol (vice chairman), chief executive officer of Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence; Brian Williams (secretary), senior vice president/director entertainment private banking group, SunTrust Bank; and Cecilia Mynatt (treasurer), vice president of business development, Centerstone.

Along with Murrah and Williams, directors elected to two-year terms were: Karen Conrad, consultant to BMG Songs; Mike Dye, managing partner, GroupXcel; Jim McBride, songwriter; Tom Patten, president, Patten Properties, LLC; Michael L. Vaden, director of entertainment services, Crosslin, Vaden & Associates.

Along with Mynatt and Van Mol, directors elected to one-year terms were: David Conrad, music publisher; Byron Hill, songwriter; Wayland Holyfield, Hall of Fame member; Layng Martine, Jr., songwriter.

The Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving Nashville's unique songwriting legacy. Induction into its Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, established in 1970, is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the Nashville songwriting community. To date, the hall has 153 members, including Guy Clark, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Chuck Berry, Vince Gill, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Harlan Howard, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams Sr. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner