Allen Shamblin Placed in Songwriting Hall of Fame

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August 26, 2011 by jrwatson5

Associated Press announced this week that legendary songwriter Allen Shamblin has been chosen to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, John Bettis, and Thom Schuyler. Shamblin headlines the WITS fundraiser, A Celebration of Story, taking place November 3, 2011, 7 PM at the Junior League of Houston.  This will be an inspirational evening that honors the art of writing and fuels education programs for underserved children across Houston.

With the tremendous popularity and critical acclaim of his song “He Walked on Water”, Shamblin has positioned himself among the great storytellers who has given country music its legacy and continuous popularity. Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, a small town about thirty miles northeast of Houston. To date, Shamblin has had more than 100 songs recorded by artists such as Wynonna, Patty Loveless, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Bette Midler, Ricky Van Shelton, Dolly Parton, Ricky Scaggs, John Berry, Kathy Mattea, Susan Ashton, “Prince,” and others.

We hope you will  join us and witness the power of sharing one’s story with an artist who has made it his lifetime career. Purchase your tables and tickets online by visiting our website.

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Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

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