Nashville’s Don Schlitz Named To the Songwriters Hall of Fame [VIDEO]
Longtime Nashville songwriter Don Schlitz has been named to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. While best know for his Grammy Award winning song “The Gambler”, a million seller for Kenny Rogers, Schlitz is responsible for dozens of other country favorites including “Forever and Ever Amen” done by Randy Travis, “I Take My Chances” recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All”, later re-recorded by Alison Krauss. According to The Boot he joins a select list of other songwriters slated for induction June 14 in New York City.
Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman are also in the 2012 class.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame is located in the Los Angeles Grammy Museum. Check out the video of one of his biggest hits Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”