September 1, 2009 / 5:19 PM / 9 years ago

Wynette to join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Country singer George Jones, (R) pictured with the late Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville in this October 4, 1995 file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - The late Tammy Wynette will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on October 18, officials said on Tuesday.

Wynette, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who died in 1998, co-wrote her signature song “Stand By Your Man” and the hit “Til I Can Make It On My Own.”

Awards also will be handed out for the year’s best song, songwriter and songwriter/artist.

Other inductees this year are Kye Fleming, who wrote Ronnie Milsap’s “Smoky Mountain Rain” and Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool;” and Mark Sanders, who wrote Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and Faith Hill’s “It Matters To Me.”

Reporting by Pat Harris; editing by Paul Simao

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