These Guys write the songs that make the whole world sing. (Don't PANIC! We are not talking about Barry Manilow.

Garth Brooks has been announced as one the this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Garth Brooks is best known as a performer, his songwriting credits include his No. 1 hits "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "The Thunder Rolls" and "Unanswered Prayers." 

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Also announced to the Hall of Fame is John Bettis' country songwriting talents include No. 1 singles such as "Heartland" by George Strait and Barbara Mandrell's"One of a Kind Pair of Fools" and in the area of pop hits Bettis wrote as Madonna's "Crazy for You," Michael Jackson's "Human Nature." Allen Toussaint wrote "Southern Nights" that Glen Campbell took to number #1  and LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade." This year's other inductees are Leon Russell and the songwriting team of Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. The 42nd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction is scheduled for June 16 in New York City.

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