|Pictured at the news conference announcing the NSHOF nominees are BMI songwriters Thom Schuyler, John Scott Sherrill, Nashville Songwriters Foundation Chairman Roger Murrah, BMI songwriter Tony Joe White, Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell and BMI songwriter Hugh Prestwood. Photo by Krista Lee for Krista Lee Photography|
BMI affiliates nominated for induction in the songwriter category are Larry Henley ("The Wind Beneath My Wings," "Lizzie and the Rainman"), Mark James ("Always On My Mind," "Suspicious Minds"), Hugh Prestwood ("Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart," "Ghost In This House"), Thom Schuyler ("Love Will Turn You Around," "I Fell In Love Again Last Night") and John Scott Sherrill ("Some Fools Never Learn," "How Long Gone.")
BMI writers constitute the entire list of the nominees in the songwriter/artist division. Arthur Alexander ("Anna [Go To Him]," "Every Day I Have to Cry"), Jimmy Buffett ("Come Monday," "Margaritaville"), J.J. Cale ("After Midnight," "Cocaine"), John Hiatt ("Have A Little Faith In Me," "She Don't Love Nobody"), and Tony Joe White ("Rainy Night In Georgia," "I've Got A Thing About You Baby") received recognition for their work.
The unveiling of inductees will take place at the 37th annual Nashville Songwriters Association International/Nashville Songwriters Foundation Awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.