Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) is one of the nation’s highest songwriting achievements. Since 1970, the hall has enshrined some of the greatest writers ever to put words to music in Music City. Operated by the non-profit Nashville Songwriters Foundation, the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring Nashville’s rich songwriting legacy through preservation, celebration and education.
In 2013, NaSHOF realized a long-held dream with the opening of its Hall of Fame Gallery, located in downtown Nashville on the first floor of the Music City Center (201 5th Avenue South). In addition to displays of songwriting memorabilia, the gallery features interactive touch screens that allow visitors to access audio, video and other digital information about the history of Nashville songwriting and members of the Hall of Fame. Outside at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Demonbreun St., classic song titles and legendary names surround the landmark Songwriters Square (directly across from Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame) that strikingly illustrates Nashville’s reputation as a songwriter’s town.