Rosanne Cash Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame
Rosanne Cash was given a distinct recognition Sunday night (Oct. 11) that she shares with few songwriters: induction into Nashville's Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cash enters the Hall with 2015 fellow inductees Mark James, Even Stevens and Craig Wiseman, but it is knowing that she'll share the recognition with her late father Johnny Cash that holds special meaning to her.
“It makes me want to cry just to think about it,” she tells The Tennessean. “It's so special.”
Country songwriter Craig Wiseman was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame Sunday at the Nashville Songwriters Association’s annual gala dinner. Known for his humble beginnings in Music City, he says that he moved to town and slept in a van before rising to fame for writing Tracy Lawrence's "If the Good Die Young" and Blake Shelton's "Boys Round Here," among many others.
"All I ever wanted to be was a songwriter," Wiseman remarked at the awards dinner at Nashville's Music City Center. "That's my identity. That's who I am. When I get this [award], and it goes home, the Grammy and the CMA Awards, all of those things go to the side. This goes dead center, because this is it."
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