Berg, Shapiro, Hiatt Being Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Matraca Berg, Tom Shapiro and John Hiatt will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Oct. 26 at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel, organizers announced Thursday (Sept. 4). Berg and Shapiro are being inducted in the songwriter category and Hiatt in the songwriter-artist category. Berg's hit songs include Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine," Reba McEntire's "The Last One to Know," Patty Loveless' "I'm That Kind of Girl" and "You Can Feel Bad," Trisha Yearwood's "Wrong Side of Memphis" and Martina McBride's "Wild Angels." Shapiro's song catalog includes Neal McCoy's "Wink," Sara Evans' "No Place That Far," Brooks & Dunn's "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You," Trace Adkins' "Hot Mama" and Montgomery Gentry's "She Don't Tell Me To." As an artist, Hiatt has enjoyed a successful career that spans more than 30 years. His songwriting credits include Joe Cocker's "Have a Little Faith in Me," Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," the Jeff Healey Band's "Angel Eyes," B.B. King and Eric Clapton's "Ridin' With the King," Bonnie Raitt's "Thing Called Love" and Elvis Costello "She Loves the Jerk."

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