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Songwriter Session: Sharon Vaughn

Oct 16, 202112:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Sharon Vaughn’s first songwriting hit was a career maker: “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” It appeared in 1976 on country music’s first certified platinum album, Wanted! The Outlaws, sung by Waylon Jennings. Four years later, Willie Nelson’s version went to #1 when it was included in the soundtrack to the film The Electric Horseman. Vaughn’s songwriting credits include the Oak Ridge Boys’ breakthrough country hit, “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” Reba McEntire’s “I’m Not That Lonely Yet,” the Lorrie Morgan-Keith Whitley duet “’Til a Tear Becomes a Rose,” Patty Loveless’s “Lonely Too Long,” and Randy Travis’s “Out of My Bones.” Vaughn has also written dozens of pop hits for European recording artists, including two that were performed in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In 2017, Vaughn was honored as part of the museum’s Poets and Prophets interview series. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to museum members. Members reserve tickets here. Non-members must purchase museum admission here.

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