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NaSHOF TV Show Premieres Jan. 28 on WNPT2

January 16 2017

“The Songwriters” – a weekly television show spotlighting Hall of Fame songwriters -- will premiere Saturday, Jan. 28, on Nashville Public Television WNPT2. “The Songwriters” will air three times weekly – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (statewide), and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (Nashville only) and 4:30 p.m. (statewide), all Central Time. The show will be available on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, and over-the-air on channel 8.2.

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Ten Questions With Tony Arata

August 08 2013

Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks.

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Ten Questions With Pat Alger

March 08 2013

Pat Alger started writing songs and performing at Atlanta folk clubs. Moving to Woodstock, N.Y. in the '70s, he made three albums with the Woodstock Mountain Revue for Rounder Records and a duet album with guitarist Artie Traum. Pat had his first hit with Folk-Pop artist Livingston Taylor ("First Time Love") in 1980, then decided to move to Nashville.

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Ten Questions With Kris Kristofferson

January 09 2013

Kris Kristofferson's talents are as far-reaching as his impact on the musical landscape. Among his classic songs that have influenced generations of artists and music lovers are "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."

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Ten Questions With Mel Tillis

July 18 2012

Mel Tillis is a true Renaissance man - a songwriter, recording artist, film and television actor, painter and humanitarian. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976, his career has spanned more than six decades.

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Ten Questions With Thom Schuyler

April 25 2012

Thom Schuyler's songwriting credits include “I Don’t Know Where To Start” (Eddie Rabbitt), “Years After You” (John Conlee) and “Love Out Loud” (Earl Thomas Conley). His “Point of Light” (Randy Travis) was the theme song for President George H.W. Bush’s volunteerism campaign. “ 16th Avenue ” (Lacy J. Dalton) is the unofficial anthem of Music Row’s songwriting community.

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Ten Questions With Roger Murrah

October 13 2011

With hit songs spanning four decades and dozens of airplay and achievement awards, Roger Murrah is one of Nashville's most prolific songwriters and successful independent music publishers.

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Ten Questions With Dickey Lee

August 16 2011

Recently, there has been renewed interest in the songs of Dickey Lee with the emergence of the TNT hit show, "Memphis Beat." Lee co-wrote the theme, which was originally recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Ten Questions With Hugh Prestwood

February 02 2010

Hugh Prestwood has written hits for artists such as: crystal Gayle, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffet, Michael Johnson and Randy Travis. Inducted into the hall of Fame in 2006, the award winning songwriter won an Emmy and a NSAI Song of The Year honor for "The Song remembers When" (Trisha Yearwood) in 1993, and BMI's 1990 Country Song of the Year for "Bottom Of Your Heart" (Randy Travis). Hugh Prestwood shares details of his experience as a hit songwriter, and offers advice for aspiring songwriters.

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Ten Questions With Sonny Curtis

September 29 2009

Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member, Sonny Curtis shares how he got started, the history behind two of his songs, and gives his advice to upcoming songwriters, including his personal experience on what not to do when opening a show for someone else.

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Ten Questions With Matraca Berg

February 05 2009

Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member, Matraca Berg shares personal stories of her life, discusses the people who mean so much to her, and offers advice to up and coming songwriters.

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Ten Questions With Jim Weatherly

September 28 2008

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member, Jim Weatherly, shares entertaining stories about songwriting, inspiration behind his hits, and being in the right place at the right time.

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Ten Questions With Bobby Braddock

June 25 2008

Feature interview with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Bobby Braddock. Bobby discusses how he got his start, producing, performing, and the importance of giving back.

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