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  • Dec 6, 1967
    Forty songwriters attend the inaugural meeting of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. They include Kris Kristofferson, Marijohn Wilkin, Eddie Miller, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant and Liz and Casey Anderson
    Jan 8, 1970
    Merle Haggard is named Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International at the Ramada Inn, while "Okie From Muskogee," written by Haggard and Roy Burris, cops Song of the Year
    Jan 19, 1971
    Kris Kristofferson is named Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. His composition "For The Good Times" is recognized as the organization's Song of the Year
    Feb 15, 1972
    Kris Kristofferson repeats as Songwriter of the Year during the Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards at the Holiday Inn near Vanderbilt. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" swipes Song of the Year
    Feb 15, 1977
    Bob McDill is named Songwriter of the Year when the Nashville Songwriters Association International presents its annual awards. His composition "Amanda" takes Song of the Year
    Mar 7, 1987
    Songwriters Don Schlitz and Paul Overstreet receive the Song of the Year trophy for "On The Other Hand" from the Nashville Songwriters Association International at the Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel
    Oct 8, 1989
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Maggie Cavender, longtime leader of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, plus songwriters Rory Bourke ("The Most Beautiful Girl") and Whitey Shafer ("That's The Way Love Goes")
    Mar 14, 1992
    The Nashville Songwriters Association names Pat Alger the Songwriter of the Year; Alan Jackson, Songwriter/Artist of the Year; and "Somewhere In My Broken Heart," Song of the Year
    Mar 10, 1994
    Clint Black is named Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association, while Dennis Linde is Songwriter; and "The Song Remembers When" is Song of the Year
    Mar 24, 1996
    Maggie Cavender dies at Baptist Hospital in Nashville of complications from a stroke. She served for many years as the first executive director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International

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