Nashville Songwriters Foundation and Hall of Fame

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    RIP Joe South: "Games People Play" Singer Passes Away at 70

    Joe South, the singer whose gospel-lite anthem "Games People Play" reached No. 12 in 1969 and won a Grammy for Song of the Year, passed away Wednesday after being in "failing health," the country-music Web site reported. He was 70. For a brief time, the Atlanta native (born Joseph Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 5

    While Houston played a huge part in the early history of country music, by the end of the 1950s a new breed of artist was coming on the scene. Western Swing, for all purposes, was a relic, and although honky-tonk was still a force in the charts and on radio, its share of the pie was waning. The arr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Houston Origins of "Lost Highway"

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean has been thinking about Hank Williams a lot lately since being presented with a copy of Waylon Sings Hank. One of LOM's favorite Hank tunes has always been the mournful "Lost Highway," which much later lent its name to Universal's alt-country boutique label. A lot of people ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Pro Athlete Musicians

    Athletes step off the field and into the studio

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    "Think" Not

    A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song