Sunday music: Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame
Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 21, 2014
Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame Awards Show at ACL Live. At first glance, this year’s inductees for an event honoring “songwriters who represent the spirit of Texas” seem a curious lot: K.T. Oslin was born in Arkansas and has long lived in Nashville; Buck Owens is widely known for his ties to Bakersfield, Calif.; and Waylon Jennings, though strongly tied to Texas, made his name more as an interpreter than a songwriter. That said, Jennings did co-write such classics as “Just to Satisfy You,” “Good Hearted Woman” and “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”; Owens was born in Sherman and attended elementary school in Garland; and Oslin was a Texan through her high school and college years. The only one of the three honorees still alive, Oslin will perform along with Kris Kristofferson, Lee Roy Parnell, Bonnie Bishop and Waylon’s wife and son, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings. $19-$59. 7 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
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