TEXAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION / AUSTIN SONGWRITERS GROUP PRESENTS the TEXAS MUSIC LEGENDS HALL OF FAME 2017
(Austin, TEXAS) The Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame induction will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd in Austin, Texas as part of the 13th Annual Texas Songwriters Symposium. The goal is to present and honor those in the music community that have helped to shape and make Texas the fertile music landscape that it is. These recipients will include songwriters and musicians, and individuals and groups that created and nurtured the music community.
Those being inducted this year are: JODY DENBERG, FLOYD DOMINO, CASH EDWARDS, KENT FINLAY (posthumous award), MICHAEL HEARNE, JIMMY LAFAVE, GURF MORLIX, KIMMIE RHODES, DAN STRAIT, and EDDIE WILSON.
This a project the Texas Songwriters Association. "It is our belief that the songs and stories of these many Music Legends should be recognized for the legacy they have left us. It is our hope that by shining a light on these bright stars that we will learn more about where we came from though the songs and stories of those that walked before us. Our goal is that their names and contributions will be remembered by future generations," says Executive Director lee Duffy.
The awards are presented and the induction ceremony occurs each year at the Texas Songwriter Association / Austin Songwriters Group Texas Songwriters Symposium. Previous inductees will celebrate the event as a homecoming for members of the Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame.
The 2017 Songwriters Symposium will take place Jan 11-15, 2017. An opportunity for songwriters and music business professionals, the weekend will focus on the creative side of the industry. It provides a place for songwriters, publishers, and industry professionals alike to join together for four days of workshops, panels, pitch sessions and more on how to have your works exploited…in a good way!