Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2022

Five new members are joining the NaSHOF, with Steve Wariner and Shania Twain headlining the class.

Ace songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Gary Nicholson, and David Malloy set join Wariner and Twain in October.

The iconic Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) has announced a star-studded class for 2022. Set to be inducted in October, the class includes Shania Twain, Steve Wariner, Hillary Lindsey, Gary Nicholson and David Malloy. The ceremony will take place on Sunday October 30, 2022 at the Music City Center as part of the 52nd Annual Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Gala.

Each member was introduced a part of the inductee class by NaSHOF chairwoman Sarah Cates. Lindsay and Nicholson represent the “contemporary songwriter” category, Malloy is part of the “veteran category,” Twain is the “contemporary songwriter/artist” category and Wariner “veteran songwriter/artist” category.

Hillary Lindsey’s songwriter credits include “Jesus Take The Wheel” (Carrie Underwood), “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town) and “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (Keith Urban) along with solo albums and as a member of the Highwomen. Gary Nicholson’s resume is known for “That’s The Thing About Love” (Don Williams), “One More Last Chance” (Vince Gill) and “She Couldn’t Change Me” (Montgomery-Gentry) and has released several solo albums. David Malloy’s hits include “Drivin’ My Life Away” (Eddie Rabbitt), “Suspicions” (Eddie Rabbitt; also Tim McGraw) and “Love Will Turn You Around” (Kenny Rogers).

Wariner has released 19 studio albums and has scored hits with his own hits like “Holes in the Floor of Heaven, “Two Teardrops,” and “You Can Dream of Me.” Twain, the genre-bending superstar, scored dozens of hits from her own self-penned hits including “You’re Still The One,” “No One Needs To Know” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much!.”

Pictured in the photo at the top (L-R): Mark Ford (NaSHOF executive director); inductees Steve Wariner, Hillary Lindsey, David Malloy and Gary Nicholson; Sarah Cates (chair of NaSHOF Board of Directors). Not pictured, inductee Shania Twain. Photo (C) Bev Moser.