Mark D. Sanders to be Saluted as “Poet and Prophet”

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• May 4, 2012

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mark D. Sanders will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, May 26, as the latest subject of the quarterly programming series “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.”

The 1:30 pm in-depth interview and performance, held in the museum’s Ford Theater, is included with museum admission and free to museum members. The program will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

Sanders’ body of work includes contemporary country classics such as “I Hope You Dance,” “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “It Matters to Me” and “Blue Clear Sky.” Artists who have recorded Sanders’ songs include Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, George Strait, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Womack and more.

The 90-minute program, hosted by Museum Editor Michael Gray, will include recordings, photos and film clips from the museum’s Frist Library and Archive. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. Immediately following, Sanders will sign limited edition, commemorative Hatch Show Print posters. Visit the museum’s website for complete admission and signing details.

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