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2018 Hall of Fame Awards Show


Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:30PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>2018 Hall of Fame Awards Show</b>







Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association Presents
2018 Hall of Fame Awards Show Honoring Buddy Holly, Mickey Newbury, Liz Rose and Ray Wylie Hubbard


Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm

Tickets: $75 - $250

Performances by: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Joe Ely, Larry Gatlin, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Hayes Carll, Bob Schneider, Radney Foster, Eli Young Band and Chris Newbury.

The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (TxHSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating Texas songwriters who have played an important role in defining and interpreting Texas’ distinctive culture.

On this evening they will pay tribute to the songwriting achievements of four Texas songwriters – Buddy Holly, Mickey Newbury, Liz Rose and Ray Wylie Hubbard – inducting them into its 2018 Hall of Fame.

The evening will include special performances by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Joe Ely, Larry Gatlin, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Hayes Carll, Bob Schneider, Radney Foster, Eli Young Band and Chris Newbury.

Born on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly was an American singer/songwriter who produced some of the most distinctive and influential work in rock music. Already well versed in several music styles, he was a seasoned performer by age 16. With hits such as “Peggy Sue” and “That'll Be the Day,” Buddy Holly was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down in 1959 at age 22. Though his professional career spanned just two short years, Holly's recorded material has influenced the likes of Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, who, at age 17, saw Holly perform on his final tour. The Rolling Stones had their first Top 10 single in 1964 with a cover of Holly's "Not Fade Away." Even the Beatles chose their name as a kind of homage to Holly’s band, The Crickets. The records of this prolific singer/songwriter conveyed a sense of the wide-open spaces of West Texas and unstoppable joie de vivre that remains vital today.

Born on May 19, 1940, in Houston, Texas, Mickey Newbury’s songs have been covered by hundreds upon hundreds of artists; over 1,000 covers have been documented. Mickey also recorded 25 albums over 35 years. With three number one songs in 1968 and one number five – across four different charts; “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” on the Pop/Rock chart by the First Edition, “Sweet Memories” on Easy Listening by Andy Williams, “Time is a Thief” on the R&B chart by Solomon Burke, and “Here Comes the Rain Baby” on the Country chart by Eddy Arnold, this feat has not been repeated.

Liz Rose is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, 2007 SESAC Nashville Songwriter of the Year, and founder of music publishing company Liz Rose Music. Most recently her song “Girl Crush” performed by Little Big Town won Song Of The Year at the Country Music Association awards and won the Grammy for Best Country Song. Rose was a frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift’s, having co-penned 16 songs together, including the No. 1 crossover hits “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “You Belong With Me” (which won the 2010 BMI Award for Song of the Year), "Tim McGraw" and “White Horse” (which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Country Song). Rose was also the recipient of the 2012 ACM Award for “Song of the Year” in honor of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.” Rose has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan and Shay, Allison Krauss, Blake Shelton, LeeAnn Womack, Chris Young, and more.

A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother." From his humble beginnings as a folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s, onward to the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the century. His incredible discography includes favorites such as “Snake Farm,” “Mother Blues,” “Screw You, We’re From Texas,” and “Drunken’ Poet’s Dream.” Today, at age 70, Hubbard isn’t slowing down or losing his sense of humor with his recent release of “Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can.” with Lucinda Williams and Eric Church making guest appearances on the title track.

These four honored Texas artists will join an exclusive group who embody the spirit of Texas through songwriting. Past inductees include the likes of Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, K.T. Oslin, and Townes Van Zandt, to name a few.

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