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Hall of Fame | Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association

The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association hosted their Hall of Fame Show on February 24, 2018.  The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas was once again home to the Hall of Fame Show.

The mission of the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association, in the interest of Texas Cultural preservation, is to honor and celebrate Texas songwriters who have played an important role in defining and interpreting Texas’ distinctive culture.

The inductees for the 2018 Hall of Fame:

Buddy Holly

Mickey Newbury

Liz Rose

Ray Wylie Hubbard


Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Members by year:


Sammy Allred

Sonny Throckmorton

Freddy Powers



Kris Kristofferson

Aaron Barker

Red Steagall

Bruce Robison

Larry Gatlin



Billy Joe Shaver

Hayden Nicholas

Rodney Crowell



Ray Benson

Michael Martin Murphey

Guy Clark

Allen Shamblin

Willie Nelson



Stephen Bruton

Whitey Shafer

Mac Davis

Clint Black



Billy Minick

Cindy Walker

Lee Roy Parnell

Gary Nicholson

Bruce Channel

Delbert McClinton



Danny King

Townes Van Zandt

Lyle Lovett

Robert Earl Keen



Robin Shivers

Roger Miller

Ronnie Dunn

Sonny Curtis



Bill Mack

Waylon Jennings

K.T. Oslin

Buck Owens



Jody Williams

Will Jennings

Joe Ely

JD Souther

Roy Orbison



Tamara Saviano



Buddy Holly

Mickey Newbury

Liz Rose

Ray Wylie Hubbard


Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Cities:

Which Texas town is responsible for the most Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame members?  We have them listed below.  Can you figure out what member matches which city?  Visit Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association for the answers

Houston x 7

Fort Worth x 5

Lubbock x 4

Dallas x 3

Seminole x 2

Other cities that make up just one of the members:

Abbott, Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Bandera, Brownsville, Coleman, Corsicana,
Gainesville, Garland, Graham, Grapevine, Huffman,
Kilgore, Littlefield, Mart, Meadow, Monahans, San Antonio,
Shamrock, Sherman, Vernon, Whitney, Wichita Falls

Non-Texan Cities: Nashville, Philadelphia, Wisconsin


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