Toby Keith and Brad Paisley head up the nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Keith and Paisley are nominated in the category of songwriter/artist, along with Ronnie Dunn and Eddy Raven. All four artists have consistently written or co-written their own songs across their careers.
According to its website, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame "is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the songwriting legacy that is uniquely associated with the Nashville music community. Its purpose is to educate, celebrate and archive the achievements and contributions made by members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to the world."
The NSHOF will announce the inductees to its Class of 2018 in August, and they will be formally inducted at a ceremony later in the fall. The Class of 2017 included Walt Aldridge, Tim Nichols, Jim McBride and Vern Gosdin.
By Ricky Van Shelton