Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson honored for songwriting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (KABC) -- Country stars Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks are among the newest inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
They join Allen Shamblin, John Bettis and Thom Schuyler as this year's inductees.
Jackson has written or co-written 24 of his 35 No. 1 singles, including "Chattahoochee" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)." Brooks also penned many of his own hits, like "The Thunder Rolls" and "The River."
Shamblin's credits include Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" and Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me." Bettis is known for pop-country crossovers such as "Slow Hand", by The Pointer Sisters and later Conway Twitty.
Schuyler wrote the Kenny Rogers hit "Love Will Turn You Around."
The induction ceremony is set to take place Oct. 16 in Nashville.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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