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Nashville Songwriters induct four

Monday, October 6, 2014 – Four new songwriters - John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters - entered the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sunday.

The event also handed out awards. The Songwriter/Artist of the Year went to rock artist Jack White, who was unable to attend. White has produced Loretta Lynn and includes country in his repertoire.

Songwriter of the Year winner was Ashley Gorley, who wrote several of Luke Bryan's biggest hits.

The Song of the Year went to "Automatic," penned by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert. Lambert sang the hit, which is from her country album.

The Frances Williams Preston Mentor Award went to Pat Higdon, a music publishing veteran.

Craft's hits include "Brother Jukebox," a hit for Mark Chesnutt, "Dropkick Me, Jesus," a hit for Bobby Bare, and "Heart Like a Wheel," from Linda Ronstadt.

Douglas' hits include "The House That Built Me" for Lambert, "I Run to You" for Lady Antebellum, "Love's the Only House" and "God's Will" for Martina McBride, ""Grown Men Don't Cry" and "Southern Voice" for Tim McGraw and "Something Worth Leaving Behind" for Lee Ann Womack.

Peters, who has released seven albums on her own, has penned songs for George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless and McBride for whom she wrote the career song "Independence Day."

Anderson, a Florida native, has enjoyed a long career as a country artist.


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