Jerry Jeff Walker, Susanna Clark, T-Bone Walker, Jim Collins and Larry Henley will be inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association Hall of Fame next year, the organization announced over the weekend.
Jerry Jeff Walker, the influential country-rocker who helped define Austin music in the 1970s, and Jim Collins, a native of Nacogdoches whose songs have been covered by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and others, are the only living inductees. Both most likely will appear at the TxHSA's Hall of Fame Weekend on Feb. 21-22, 2020.
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Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker, from Linden, was an influential figure in early-20th-century blues music as both a songwriter and guitarist and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Susanna Clark, who was from the East Texas town of Atlanta and was married to songwriter Guy Clark, co-wrote Kathy Mattea's chart-topper "Come From the Heart" and had songs recorded by Carlene Carter, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert and others. Larry Henley, from Arp in Northeast Texas, wrote big hits for Bette Midler, Tammy Wynette, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and others and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tickets to the induction concert are mostly for organization members, but some will go on sale to the public in January 2020.
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