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News createt: 22-06-2011

Suspicious Minds songwriter nominated

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Mark James has been nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley.

The other nominated songwriters are: John Bettis (“Slow Hand” by Conway Twitty); Robert Byrne (“Two Dozen Roses” by Shenandoah); J.J. Cale (Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine”); Jan Crutchfield (“Statue of a Fool” by Jack Greene); Dan Penn (“The Dark End of the Street” by James Carr); Gretchen Peters (“Independence Day” by Martina McBride); Thom Schuyler (“16th Avenue” by Lacy J. Dalton); Allen Shamblin (“The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert); and John Scott Sherrill (“Would You Go With Me” by Josh Turner).

Two songwriters from the nominees above will be inducted into the Hall at a Renaissance Hotel dinner on Oct. 16. Tickets for the event will go on sale in late August.