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  • Oct 12, 1980
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter ("Goodnight Irene"), Mickey Newbury ("Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings"), Ben Peters ("Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'") and Ray Stevens ("Everything Is Beautiful")
    Oct 11, 1981
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Bobby Braddock and the late Ray Whitley. Braddock is noted for George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Whitley wrote Gene Autry's theme song, "Back In The Saddle Again"
    Oct 10, 1982
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame adds Chuck Berry and William J. Hill--a.k.a. George Brown. Hill wrote the classic "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)," while Berry's titles have been remade by several country artists
    Oct 9, 1983
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts blues pioneer W.C. Handy, Loretta Lynn and Beasley Smith, who wrote Roy Acuff's "Night Train To Memphis"
    Oct 7, 1984
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Hal David and Billy Sherrill. David's credits include "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" and "It Was Almost Like A Song." Sherrill wrote "Almost Persuaded" and "Stand By Your Man"
    Oct 13, 1985
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame adds Carl Perkins and Bob McDill. Perkins wrote "Blue Suede Shoes" and Johnny Cash's "Daddy Sang Bass." McDill's credits include "Gone Country," "Don't Close Your Eyes" and "Good Ole Boys Like Me"
    Oct 12, 1986
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Dolly Parton and Otis Blackwell. Parton penned "To Daddy," "9 To 5" and "I Will Always Love You." Blackwell wrote Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls Of Fire"
    Oct 10, 1987
    Sonny Throckmorton and Roy Orbison join the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Throckmorton wrote The Judds' "Why Not Me" and T.G. Sheppard's "Last Cheater's Waltz." Orbison's credits include "Blue Bayou," "Crying" and "You Got It"
    Oct 9, 1988
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Troy Seals and Hoagy Carmichael. Seals wrote Conway Twitty's "Don't Take It Away" and George Jones' "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes." Carmichael penned Willie Nelson's "Georgia On My Mind"
    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")

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