Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees announced in 2022
The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association today announced its Class of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.
The 2022 Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame Weekend returns to Austin from February 11-12.
This year’s class is hosted by Lefty Frizzell from Corsicana with Nanci Griffith, Lightnin ‘Hopkins and Mark James.
William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell is considered by many to be the most influential country music performers in history.
Many country music legends, such as Merle Haggard and George Strait, have shown their respect for Frizzell by paying homage to him.
Lefty had five number one country hits from 1950 to 1954 and ten more top ten entries throughout his career.
Some of Frizzell’s hits include, “If you have the money, I have the time,” “I love you in a thousand ways” and “I want to be with you always and always late (with your kisses).”
Lefty’s career has garnered him numerous awards and accolades, including his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, his hit “If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time”, which won him the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, and in 1982 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Samuel John “Lightnin ‘” Hopkins was originally from Centerville. His career spans six decades and has recorded more albums than any other blues musician in 30 years.
Austin-raised Nanci Griffith whose career has included winning a Grammy as a singer-songwriter and releasing over twenty albums.
Mark James, originally from Houston, is a songwriter who has written hits for Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley.