Poets and Prophets

Over the past decade, this in-depth interview series has hosted songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music. Through in-depth, one-on-one interviews with legendary writers, gain a better understanding of how songwriters work behind the scenes to create famous songs. Historic recordings, photographs, and film clips supplement the interview. Oftentimes, the honoree will perform some of their songs during the program.

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Buzz Cason, Dallas Frazier, Dickey Lee, and Dan Penn: Poets and Prophets In-the-Round

Poets and Prophets: Salute to Mike Reid

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Paul Overstreet

October 8, 2016 - Paul Overstreet notched his first hit as a songwriter in ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Songwriter Shane McAnally

August 13, 2016 - Shane McAnally has written chart-topping songs for Kenny ...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Al Anderson

February 6, 2016 - Al Anderson attracted a devoted following as a member of...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Dickey Lee

September 5, 2015 - Memphis native Dickey Lee released some of his earliest...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Gretchen Peters

January 24, 2015 - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peter...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler

October 18, 2014 - West Virginia-born and Yale-educated, Billy Edd Wheeler ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Buzz Cason

July 5, 2014 - To mark the tenth anniversary of the museum’s exhibit and Gr...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero

February 15, 2014 - After three decades, Bob DiPiero remains at the top of ...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Roger Cook

October 5, 2013 - A native of Bristol, England, Roger Cook established his ...

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Poets and Prophets: Sonny Throckmorton

July 20, 2013 - Texas-based songwriting legend Sonny Throckmorton makes a r...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Tom Douglas

May 18, 2013 - Songwriter Tom Douglas wrote “The House That Built Me,” a #1...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Red Simpson

February 23, 2013 - A Capitol Records artist in the 1960s and ’70s, Red Sim...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Kye Fleming

July 28, 2012 - After moving to Nashville in 1977, Arkansas native Kye Flem...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Mark D. Sanders

May 26, 2012 - A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mark D. ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Sonny Curtis

February 25, 2012 - Crickets member Sonny Curtis began his career in Texas ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Jerry Foster

September 10, 2011 - Jerry Foster put together a phenomenal run of hits as ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Don Schlitz

June 4, 2011 - Don Schlitz’s first hit as a songwriter was a career maker—K...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Norro Wilson

March 5, 2011 - Norro Wilson was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Paul Overstreet

October 8, 2016 - Paul Overstreet notched his first hit as a songwriter in ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Songwriter Shane McAnally

August 13, 2016 - Shane McAnally has written chart-topping songs for Kenny ...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Al Anderson

February 6, 2016 - Al Anderson attracted a devoted following as a member of...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Dickey Lee

September 5, 2015 - Memphis native Dickey Lee released some of his earliest...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Gretchen Peters

January 24, 2015 - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peter...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler

October 18, 2014 - West Virginia-born and Yale-educated, Billy Edd Wheeler ...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Buzz Cason

July 5, 2014 - To mark the tenth anniversary of the museum’s exhibit and Gr...

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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero

February 15, 2014 - After three decades, Bob DiPiero remains at the top of ...

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Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Legendary Songwriter Roger Cook

October 5, 2013 - A native of Bristol, England, Roger Cook established his ...

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