Country Music Hall of Fame


Songwriter Session: Steve Dean and Bill Whyte

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:30am

Steve Dean wrote “Fast Lanes and Country Roads” (Barbara Mandrell), “Honky Tonk Girl” (Joe Nichols), “It Takes a Little Rain” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Round About Way” (George Strait), “Shadow of a Distant Friend” (Waylon Jennings), “Walk On” (Reba McEntire), and "Watching You” (Rodney Atkins). Bill Whyte wrote “Crickets” (Joe Nichols), “I’m Going Ugly Early Tonight” (Cledus T. Judd), “Retired” (Ray Stevens), and “Safe Haven” (Hillary Scott & the Scott Family). Whyte has also worked in radio since he was a teenager and is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Presented by SunTrust. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.​


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