|Junia Rodriguez singing "If I Needed You" by Townes Van Zandt , with Pamela Musgrove, backed by the BYO band.|
There was a full house at Love and War. Thanks go out to all who were involved with the program, Deborah Driscoll, Patty Driver at Kids Who Rock and VP Bobby Montgomery.
|Rising Star performer Jolie Hope with MC Alexis Tapp|
Seven years ago we began to honor famous singer/songwriters with roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through an induction into the Dallas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. This year's honorees are: Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, Charlie Pride, Townes Van Zandt, Kelly Clarkson, Leann Rimes, Bill Mack, Charles McGary, and David Card.
Here is a link to the certificates album:
Here is the Facebook live stream.
In the previous years we have honored legends such as T-Bone Walker, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Freddie King, Trini Lopez, Sam Samudo (Sam the Sham), Cindy Walker, Gus Levine, Al Johnson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Lynn Williams, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, the Nightcaps, Larry Henley, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, Rod Phelps, England Dan Seals, John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, Steve Weisberg, John Denver, and Gregg A Smith.
The DSA's initiative is to encourage young aspiring musicians to celebrate our legends with their performances of songs made famous by our inductees. We reached out to the local music schools and asked for auditions at each school for the honor to perform. The show is also archived on our Youtube channel.For more information about our program and inductees, go to the Hall of Fame website: https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com