The 2014 slate of Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees for induction were announced by SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb today.
The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, holds annual elections to determine those who will make up the roster of inductees for the following year.
Eligible voting members will have until December 16th, 2012 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performer and two from a performer category. For information with which to join or renew as a voting member before November 18thin order to participate in this election, please go to songhall.org/join.
The 2014 Annual Awards Gala will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June 12th.
Bios and photos of the 2014 nominees can be found on the songhall.org website, and the nominees are:
(*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)
Bill Anderson -* Mama Sang A Song * Po' Folks * Still * Tips Of My Fingers * Whiskey Lullaby
Bobby Braddock - *D-I-V-O-R-C-E * Golden Ring * He Stopped Loving Her Today * Time Marches On * Would You Catch A Falling Star?
Luigi Creatore & Hugo Peretti (d) (Hugo & Luigi) - * A Walkin' Miracle * Can't Help Falling in Love * Let's Put It All Together * Oh, Oh, I'm Fallin' in Love Again * The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Graham Gouldman - * Bus Stop * I'm Not In Love * For Your Love * No Milk Today * The Things We Do For Love
Mark James - * (You Were) Always On My Mind * Eyes Of A New York Woman * Hooked On A Feeling * Moody Blue * Suspicious Minds
Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell - * A Lover's Concerto * Let 's Hang On To What We've Got * Native New Yorker * Opus 17 (Don't Worry 'bout Me) * Workin' My Way Back To You
Tony Macaulay - * Baby Now That I've Found You * Build Me Up Buttercup * Don't Give Up On Us * Last Night I Couldn't Get To Sleep At All * Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham - * A Woman Left Lonely * Cry Like A Baby * I'm Your Puppet * It Tears Me Up * Sweet Inspiration
Linda Perry- * Beautiful * Get The Party Started * Superwoman * What You Waiting For? * What's Up?
Don Robertson - * Born To Be With You * Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger * I Really Don't Want To Know * Please Help Me I'm Falling * Ringo
William "Mickey" Stevenson- * Beechwood 4-5789 * Dancing In The Street * Devil With The Blue Dress * It Takes Two * What's The Matter With You Baby
Jim Weatherly - * Midnight Train To Georgia * Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye * Where Peaceful Waters Flow * You Are A Song * You're The Best Thing (That Ever Happened To Me)
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey - * Boogie Shoes * Get Down Tonight * Rock Your Baby * Shake Your Booty * That's The Way I Like It
Ray Davies - * Lola * Tired Of Waiting * Well-Respected Man * Waterloo Sunset * You Really Got Me
Donovan - * Catch the Wind * Hurdy Gurdy Man * Mellow Yellow * Sunshine Superman * Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Vince Gill - * Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away * If You Ever Have Forever In Mind * I Still Believe In You * Never Knew Lonely *One More Last Chance
Yusuf Islam p/k/a "Cat Stevens" - * Moonshadow * Morning Has Broken * Peace Train * The First Cut Is The Deepest * Wild World
Cyndi Lauper - * Change of Heart * High and Mighty * She Bop * Sisters of Avalon * Time After Time
Madonna - * Everybody * Into The Groove * Like A Prayer * Material Girl * Vogue
John Mellencamp - * Jack And Diane * Lonely Ol' Night * Pink Houses * Small Town * The Authority Song
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - * Babe I'm Gonna Leave You * Immigrant Song * Kashmir * Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) * Stairway To Heaven
Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (d) - * Good Times * I'm Coming Out * Le Freak * Upside Down * We Are Family
Sade - * Diamond Life * Hang On To Your Love * Smooth Operator * The Sweetest Taboo * Your Love Is King
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson (Heart) - * Barracuda * Crazy On You * Dog And Butterfly * Dreamboat Annie * Magic Man
About The Songwriters Hall of Fame:
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships. Out of the tens of thousands of songwriters of our era, there are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The list includes Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland, Smokey Robinson, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David & Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes & David Porter, Richard & Robert Sherman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Don Schlitz, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Paul Anka, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry and Leonard Cohen among many others.
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