FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Recipients of the 2020 Governor's Awards in the Arts include singer-songwriters Tom T. Hall and Michael Johnathon and author Silas House, the Kentucky Arts Council...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month.
The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could also become the third rapper to enter the organization following recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No. 1s, earns her first nomination for the prestigious prize. The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Monday, a day ahead of its official announcement.
DENVER (AP) — Aaron Evanson and John Godsey were making the three-hour trip from Indianapolis to Chicago in the fall of 2001 when they hatched the idea to rhyme "friends" with "twins."
At the time, Evanson and Godsey worked for the advertising firm Foote, Cone & Belding. Evanson was an art director, and Godsey was a senior copywriter.
"Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music" (Spring House Press), by Peter Cooper
In his new book on country music, in the midst of a riff about Tom T. Hall's ascent, Peter Cooper boils the Nashville songwriting business down to its nuclear core.