Meet Inductee Don Schlitz


Don Schlitz

Songwriter Don Schlitz joins country superstar Alan Jackson and “Guitar Man” Jerry Reed as the Country Music Hall of Fame inductions class of 2017.

One of the most influential and beloved songwriters in the history of Country Music, Schlitz’s hit songs have provided a soundtrack for America for decades. Fans around the world know some of his biggest hits such as “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers, “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis, “When You Say Nothing At All” by Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, Ronan Keating, “I Feel Lucky” by Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” by The Judds, “Forty Hour Week” by Alabama and hundreds more.