Songwriters Hall of Fame
Most people love to talk about their favorite songs and the artists, there are other people working behind the scenes. Most of the time, the songwriter’s rarely get the credit they deserve. This is their chance to get some recognition. Recently, the 2020 nominees are announced for induction at its 51st Annual Induction & Awards Gala.
“The Songwriters Hall of Fame” is dedicated to recognizing the work of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song. Eligible voting members will have until midnight on December 16, 2019 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a songwriter and three from a performing songwriter category.
(top row, left to right) * Steve Miller * Annie Lennox / David Stewart * Bill Berry / Peter Buck / Mike Mills / Michael Stipe, p/k/a R.E.M. * Roger Nichols * Tommy Boyce (d) / Bobby Hart
(2, left to right) * Patti Smith * Chad Hugo / Pharrell Williams, p/k/a The Neptunes * Vince Gill * Gloria Estefan * L. Russell Brown / Irwin Levine (d)
(3, left to right) * William “Mickey” Stevenson * Mike Love * Mariah Carey * André “André 3000” Benjamin / Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, p/k/a Outkast
(4, left to right) * Rick Nowels * Kye Fleming / Dennis Morgan * Jonathan Cain / Steve Perry / Neal Schon, p/k/a Journey * Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley (d) / O’Kelly Isley (d) / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper, p/k/a The Isley Brothers * Lynn Ahrens / Stephen Flaherty
(5, left to right) * David Gates * Jerry Fuller * Tony Macaulay * Bob McDill * Sonny Curtis
You can check out more bio’s and nominations on their web-site: https://www.songhall.org/
Their ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music. Furthermore, they develop new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
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