Thursday, November 13, 2008

Accolades for One of the Best


One of America's best songwriters is getting his due.

In October, the Americana Music Association presented John Hiatt with a "Lifetime Achievement" award for his 38-year songwriting career. Earlier this month, the Nashville Songwriters Association inducted Hiatt into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Although Hiatt has never had a hit on his own, several of his songs have found their way to the top of the charts by other artists. Hiatt-penned tunes include "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" (Three Dog Night), "Thing Called Love" (Bonnie Raitt), and "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" (Rosanne Cash).

Hiatt is currently on tour in support of his most recent album, Same Old Man.