Six legendary country songwriters are on the 2016 ballot for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which recognizes talent from across all musical genres.
Dallas Frazier (“Elvira,” “There Goes My Everything”), John D. Loudermilk (“Abilene,” “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”), Bob McDill (“Amanda,” “Gone Country”) and Curly Putman (“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Green Green Grass of Home”) are nominated in the non-performing songwriters category.
In addition, Tom T. Hall (“Harper Valley P.T.A.,” “I Love”) is nominated in the performing songwriters category, while Roger Miller (“King of the Road,” “Dang Me”) is in the deceased songwriters category.
Eligible voting members will have until Dec. 11 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performing category, two from a performing category and one from a deceased category. Inductions will take place on June 9, 2016, in New York City.
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