Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson honored for songwriting

August 22, 2011 - 10:35 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstars 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 the 2011 inductees.

Jackson has penned many of his own hits, such as "Chattahoochee" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)." Brooks also wrote and performed his own tunes, 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 "Top Of The World", sung by both The Carpenters and Lynn Anderson.

Schuyler's resume includes the Kenny Rogers hit "Love Will Turn You Around."

The induction ceremony will take place October 16th in Nashville.