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Dwight Yoakam To Be Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Dwight Yoakam is among six artists to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn are the others.

Yoakam was selected from the songwriter/artist category. Throughout his career, he has written most of the songs on most of his albums.

Hummon, Kostas and Rivers Rutherford are inducted in the songwriter category. Sharon Vaughn is honored in the veteran songwriter category, while Gatlin is from veteran songwriter/artist section.

The 2019 class of inductees will be honored during the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on October 14 at the Music City Center.

The six new inductees will join the 213 existing members of the elite organization.

"Nashville has a rich history of iconic songs and deeply-gifted songwriters, making our community known around the world as THE song town," said Sarah Cates, chair of the organization's board of directors.

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