ACL Live buzzed Sunday night with the sounds of some of Texas' most influential songwriters, as the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association celebrated its 2013 inductees.
Red Steagall, the Official Cowboy Poet of Texas, served as the master of ceremonies for the event, which honored songwriters Sonny Curtis, Ronnie Dunn and the late Roger Miller.
Jack Ingram warmed up the crowd with a lighthearted homage to the Texas songwriters who paved away for his modern country music.
The crowd was also treated to a rare solo set from Sonny Curtis (of The Crickets), whose induction into the Hall of Fame was recognized with a touching video clip from none other than Paul McCartney.
Toby Keith performed an intimate set honoring the late Roger Miller with a medley of Miller's tunes and beloved one liners. Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn closed out the evening as the final inductee.
The awards program also featured a tribute to Coach Darrell K Royal, widely recognized as one of the largest proponents of Texas songwriters. Long time friend, singer Larry Gatlin, sang the song he wrote for Royal's funeral, a fitting tune that ended with "The Eyes of Texas."
Ronnie Dunn closes out the night at the 2013 Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association Hall of Fame Awards Show.