Songcraft guests include some of the most honored and celebrated songwriters of the last several decades. Below is a selection of our interviewees who've been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, or the Grammy Hall of Fame.

We've also noted additional prestigious honors, such as:

* inclusion on Rolling Stone's list of the
100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

* Appearance on Rolling Stone's list of the
500 Greatest Songs of all Time.

* The BMI Icon Award, the performing rights society's highest honor, that recognizes a songwriter's "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

* The
ASCAP Founders Award, the performing rights society's most prestigious recognition, "given to songwriters and composers...who possess a unique style of creative genius, which will enrich generations to come."

* The
ACM Poets Award, "presented to a country music music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career." 

* Induction to regional music halls of fame, and exceptionally rare recognitions such as
Kennedy Center honors or the National Medal for the Arts.

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (1990)
ASCAP Founders Award (1988)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1987)
Grammy Hall of Fame (6 songs)
Kennedy Center Honoree (2006)
National Medal of Arts (2002)
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (2016)
NPR 100 Songs of the 20th Century
National R&B Music Hall of Fame (2016)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008)
BMI Icon (2004)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1982)
Country Music Hall of Fame (1988)
Grammy Hall of Fame (1998)
Kennedy Center Honoree (2003)
NPR 100 Songs of the 20th Century

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (1985)

ASCAP Founders Award (1991)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1987)
Grammy Hall of Fame (6 songs)
NPR 100  Songs of the 20th Century

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (1986)

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1990)
ACM Poet's Award (2015)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2 songs)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Songs of All Time
BMI Icon (2003)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (1988)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1990)
Grammy Hall of Fame (6 songs)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2019)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1978)
ACM Poets Award (2010)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2008)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2019)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
ASCAP Founders Award (1996)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2002)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2013)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Rolling Stone
500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Grammy Hall of Fame (2016)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2019)
Alabama Music Hall of Fame (2014)

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016)
ASCAP Founder's Award (2003)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2003)
AMA Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting (2019)


 

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Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Songwriters
AMA Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting (2011) 


 

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010)
BMI Icon (2018)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1992)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2 songs)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (twice - 2012, 2019)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2018)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1975)
BMI Icon (2014)
ACM Poets Award (2007)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2001)
Georgia Music Hall of Fame (1985)

 

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2015)

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1981)
ACM Poets Award (2011)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2007)

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MAC DAVIS: PT 1, PT 2

Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2000)
BMI Icon (2015)
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010)
Georgia Music Hall of Fame (1996)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2014)

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006)
Grammy Hall of Fame (1999)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2009)
BMI Icon (2006)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (twice - 1991, 1997)
Grammy Hall of Fame (1999)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2014)
BMI Icon (2009)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2012)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2004)
BMI Icon (2008)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2014)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2015)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2 songs)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2000)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2 songs)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2009)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1997)
Grammy Hall of Fame (1999)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008)
ASCAP Founders Award (2018)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2001)
Grammy Hall of Fame (1998)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2004)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2002)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2009)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1997)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2014)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2015)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2009)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2021)
National R&B Music Hall of Fame (2016)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2011)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2013)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2015)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2018)

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Songwriters Hall of Fame (2019)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005)
BMI Icon (2014)

Country Music Hall of Fame (2007)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1976)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2007)
National Medal of Arts (2011)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2003)
ASCAP Founders Award (2017)
ACM Poets Award (2018)
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008)

ACM Poets Award (2017)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007)
BMI Icon (2017)

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2004)
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2019)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2012)

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1991)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2000)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2019)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2016)

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2009)
Rockabilly Hall of Fame

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2009)
Alabama Music Hall of Fame (2014)

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2020)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1985)
ACM Poets Award (2014)
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2019)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1976)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2007)
Alabama Music Hall of Fame (1993)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2018)
Grammy Hall of Fame (2 songs)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1991)
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2013)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2017)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2014)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2013)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1976)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2009)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2005)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2000)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (2000)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1996)

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1995)

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Country Music Hall of Fame (2020)

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Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2012)

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Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2018)

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Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame (2019)

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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Grammy Hall of Fame (2003)

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Gospel Music Hall of Fame
Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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Alabama Music Hall of Fame (2004)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2018)
National R&B Music Hall of Fame (2016)

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Georgia Music Hall of Fame (1997)
Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2016)

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Georgia Music Hall of Fame (2003)

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Georgia Music Hall of Fame (2009)