(AP) - "It all begins with a song" as the slogan says. And now The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has a permanent home at the city's new convention center.

Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean announced the plans yesterday. He called songwriters the unsung heroes of the city's country music industry and called the new Music City Center a fitting space to showcase and honor their creativity.

The Hall of Fame is expected to be complete in time for the opening of the Music City Center this coming spring.