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Keith Urban Among 2023 Nashville Songwriters HOF

Keith Urban is among the 13 nominees thus far announced for the 2023 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. This year’s event is the 53rd Anniversary, taking place on Wednesday, October 11th at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Executive Director Mark Ford said the following regarding the event. “We congratulate this year’s nominees in our contemporary categories. Their nominations are richly deserved. We look forward in several weeks to announcing those who will be inducted this fall as members of our Class of 2023.”

Keith Urban Las Vegas residency

NaSoHOF Categories and Rules

There are two major categories in the NaSoHOF. Category one belongs to Contemporary Songwriters. The nominees for this category include Casey Beathard, Shawn Camp, Jim Collins, Don Henry, David Lee Murphy, Leslie Satcher, Darrell Scott, and Victoria Shaw. The Contemporary Songwriter/Artists category nominees include Steven Curtis Chapman, Martie Maguire, Keith Urban, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

According to the official website, the following must apply to artists in order to qualify for the NaSoHOF:

“All nominees experienced their first significant songs at least 20 years ago. A total of two songwriters and one songwriter/artist will be elected from the contemporary categories by members of the Hall of Fame along with other professional songwriters and artists from a variety of genres who are prominently identified with Nashville and who have written/co-written at least one original and significant Nashville song,” the website continues, “In addition, three more will be named to the Class of 2023. A separate body of veteran voters will elect a Veteran Songwriter, a Veteran Songwriter/Artist and a Legacy Songwriter (deceased), all of whom experienced their first significant songs at least 30 years ago. As part of that process, nominees in those categories are not announced.”

Expect more nominees announced at a later date.

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