Hal Blair Honored

Sunday night (Nov. 2) the Nashville Songwriters Foundation welcomed Rodney Crowell, Paul Overstreet, John Prine and the late Hal Blair into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Blair, who died in 2001 after a long career of writing both for records and the movies, was the first inductee of the evening. Music historian Robert K. Oermann said that bringing him into the Hall of Fame was "the right thing to do," noting that his frequent co-writer, Don Robertson, was already a member. In a letter sent for the occasion, Robertson labeled his old friend "a real American original." Songs Blair wrote for Elvis were "I Was The One", "I Met Her Today", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "No More" and "What Now, What Next, Where To", while "Please Help Me I'm Falling" is probably his best known song.
Source: Country Music Television / Updated: Nov 5, 2003 
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