The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has announced its 2014 nominees for induction.
The nominees fall into two categories, Performer/Songwriters and Non-Performer Songwriters.
The Performer/Songwriters nominees are KC and the Sunshine Band’s Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey, The Kinks’ Ray Davies, Donovan, Vince Gill, Yusuf Islam (who is known professionally as Cat Stevens), Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Chic’s Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards, Sade, and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson.
On the Non-Performer Songwriters side the nominees are Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, the Hugo & Luigi team of Luigi Creatore and the late Hugo Peretti, Graham Gouldman, Mark James, the team of Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, Tony Macaulay, the team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Linda Perry, Don Robertson, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Jim Weatherly.
SHOF voting members have until Dec. 16 to vote for three nominees from the Non-Performer category and two from the Performer category. The induction ceremony will be held during the 2014 Annual Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 12, 2014.
he SHOF is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world. Besides celebrating songwriters, it educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.
Information on joining the organization, along with bios and photos of the 2014 nominees, is available at the songhall.org website.
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