News and current events (as it relates to songwriters) will be posted here.  This is by no means all the news.  It's the news that I am aware of.  If there's something big going on in the writers' world that I dont have posted here, feel free to drop me an email and let me know and I'll do my best to add the details.  (Be sure to include a link for your source).
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith has a new single going to radio in November (exact date still to be determined.)  The album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2009.

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Matraca Berg, Tom Shapiro and John Hiatt
Being Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Matraca Berg, Tom Shapiro and John Hiatt will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Oct. 26 at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel, organizers announced Thursday (Sept. 4). Berg and Shapiro are being inducted in the songwriter category and Hiatt in the songwriter-artist category. Berg's hit songs include Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine," Reba McEntire's "The Last One to Know," Patty Loveless' "I'm That Kind of Girl" and "You Can Feel Bad," Trisha Yearwood's "Wrong Side of Memphis" and Martina McBride's "Wild Angels." Shapiro's song catalog includes Neal McCoy's "Wink," Sara Evans' "No Place That Far," Brooks & Dunn's "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You," Trace Adkins' "Hot Mama" and Montgomery Gentry's "She Don't Tell Me To." As an artist, Hiatt has enjoyed a successful career that spans more than 30 years. His songwriting credits include Joe Cocker's "Have a Little Faith in Me," Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," the Jeff Healey Band's "Angel Eyes," B.B. King and Eric Clapton's "Ridin' With the King," Bonnie Raitt's "Thing Called Love" and Elvis Costello "She Loves the Jerk."
Jerry Reed Passes Away At Age 71
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