Garth Brooks To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Garth Brooks To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Musical titans John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint will become the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 16th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.

“We are inspired by the striking caliber and range of the 2011 Songwriters Hall of Fame class,” says SHOF Chairman, legendary songwriter, and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Webb. “John, Garth, Leon, Billy, Tom and Allen each represent a unique breed of artist, warmly respected by their peers and revered by all lovers of song. As songwriters, their work has forever enriched our world’s music.”

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) serves as a vital bridge between music’s past and future. In the museum, musical pioneers are enshrined and celebrated, while the organization’s music community outreach grooms the next generation of troubadours. In entering the Hall, John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint join an elite family that includes Kris Kristofferson, Carole King, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Loretta Lynn, Leonard Cohen, James Brown, and more.