Last week, I was so honored to see many of the members of the NaSHOF at our Hall of Fame Reunion Lunch, held at Ray Stevens’ Cabaray Showroom on December 7. The annual event is always one of my favorite, next to the NaSHOF Gala, and it is always good to see old friends and colleagues as well as the legends like Mr. Stevens, Whispering Bill Anderson and so many other patriarchs of country music.
If you have not had a chance to attend Ray’s wonderful venue, it is a standing encyclopedic history of Music Row in Nashville, told through a combination of wall murals and multimedia vignettes featuring a pantheon of Nashville legends such as Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley, Shelby Singleton, Fred Foster, Jerry Kennedy and Billy Sherrill. Do yourself a favor and plan a road trip to the Cabaray some weekend for a dinner theater or show. You’ll be glad you did. It is located at 5724 River Road or you can call (615) 327-4630.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation 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. You can find a list of the inductees here. I am honored to server as general counsel for the Board, and as such I want to express my personal gratitude to Mr. Stevens for hosting our event year after year.