Jimmy Buffett Among Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

Jimmy Buffett is among five nominees being considered for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the songwriter-artist category. Additionally, 10 composers have been nominated for two slots in the Hall of Fame’s songwriter category for 2006. Joining Buffett in the songwriter-artist category are Arthur Alexander, J.J. Cale, John Hiatt and Tony Joe White. Alexander, who died in 1993, was a country-soul music pioneer whose songs were recorded by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. Nominees in the songwriter category include Pat Alger (“The Thunder Rolls”), Larry Henley (“The Wind Beneath My Wings”), Mark James (“Suspicious Minds”), Mac McAnally (“Old Flame”), Bob Morrison (“You Decorated My Life”), Gary Nicholson (“One More Last Chance”), Hugh Prestwood (“The Song Remembers When”), Thom Schuyler (“16th Avenue”), John Scott Sherrill (“Nothin’ but the Wheel”) and Jim Weatherly (“Midnight Train to Georgia”).