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Published: 10/9/2012

SESAC’s Affiliates Shine Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner

SESAC congratulates revered songwriter Kim Williams for his induction Sunday evening into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during the organization's 42nd Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Williams, who wrote such major hits as “Papa Loved Mama” and “Ain’t Going Down ‘Til The Sun Comes Up” for Garth Brooks and “Three Wooden Crosses” for Randy Travis was inducted into the NSHOF by friend and frequent collaborator Brooks. The annual event celebrates the musical contributions of the newest inductees through star-studded performances of some of their biggest hits.

Besides the Hall of Fame inductees,  NSAI's Professional Songwriters Division also singled out 10 songs and their writers for the organization's 2012 awards, informally dubbed "The Songs I Wish I'd Written” and recipients included  SESAC’s own Jon Stone for “A Woman Like You” and Phillip Coleman for “Cost Of Livin’” as recorded by Ronnie Dunn