New York, NY – November 8, 2018 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be voted upon for induction at its 50th Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019, in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. Eligible voting members will have until midnight on December 17, 2018 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a songwriter and three from a performing songwriter category.

Bios and photos of the 2019 nominees can be found on the website, and the nominees are:

(*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)


Lynn Ahrens / Stephen Flaherty – Scores for:  *  Once On This Island  *  Ragime  *  Seussical  *  Anastasia  *  My Favorite Year

Dallas Austin –  *  Creep  *  Just Like A Pill  *  Unpretty  *   What About Your Friends  *  Motownphilly

Tommy Boyce (d) / Bobby Hart –  *  Come A Little Bit Closer  *  I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone  *  I Wonder What’s She’s Doing Tonight?  *  Last Train To Clarksville  *  Valleri

L. Russell Brown/Irwin Levine (d) –  *  Tie A Yellow Ribbon  *  Knock Three Times  *  I’m Gonna Boogie Tonight  *  Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose  *  I Woke Up In Love This Morning

Dean Dillon –   *  Ocean Front Property  *  The Chair  *  Easy Come Easy Go  *  Set ‘Em Up Joe  *  Best Day

Jerry Fuller –  *  Young Girl  *  Travelin’ Man  *  Lady Willpower  *  Show and Tell  *  Over You

Tom T. Hall –  *  Harper Valley PTA  *  I Love  *  Old Dogs Children And Watermelon Wine  *  I’m Not Ready Yet  *  Little Bitty

Roger Nichols –  *  We’ve Only Just Begun  *  Rainy Days and Mondays  *  I Won’t Last a Day Without You  *  Let Me Be the One  *  Out in the Country

Dan Penn / Spooner Oldham –  *  Cry Like a Baby  *  Sweet Inspiration  *  I’m Your Puppet  *  It Tears Me Up  *  A Woman Left Lonely

Dean Pitchford / Michael Gore –  *  Fame  *  Footloose  *  Holding Out For A Hero  *  Let’s Hear It For The Boy  *  You Should Hear How She Talks About You

P.F. Sloan/Steve Barri  –  *  Secret Agent Man  *  Eve Of Destruction  *  Where Were You When I Needed You  *  You Baby (Nobody but You)  *  A Must To Avoid

Jack Tempchin –  *  Peaceful Easy Feeling  *  Already Gone  *  The One You Love  *  Smuggler’s Blues  *  You Belong To The City

Performing Songwriters

Mariah Carey –  *  Vision Of Love  *  One Sweet Day  *  Hero  *  Always Be My Baby  *  We Belong Together

Jimmy Cliff –  *  The Harder They Come  *  Many Rivers To Cross  *  Sitting In Limbo  *  Wonderful World, Beautiful People  *  You Can Get It If You Really Want 

Missy Elliott –  *  Get Ur Freak On  *  Work It  *  Sock It To Me  *  Where My Girls At?  *  Free Yourself

Vince Gill –  *  Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away  *  I Still Believe In You  *  One More Last Chance  *  If You Ever Have Forever In Mind  *  Never Knew Lonely

Chrissie Hynde –  *  Brass In Pocket  *  Talk Of The Town  *  Back On The Chain Gang  *  I’ll Stand By You  *  My City Was Gone

Tommy James –  *  Crimson And Clover  *  Crystal Blue Persuasion  *  Draggin’ The Line  *  I Think We’re Alone Now  *  Mony, Mony

Annie Lennox / Dave Stewart –  *  Here Comes The Rain Again  *  Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)  *  Would I Lie To You  *  Missionary Man  *  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

Mike Love –  *  California Girls  *  Good Vibrations  *  Help Me Rhonda  *  I Get Around  *  Fun, Fun, Fun

Jeff Lynne –  *  Evil Woman  *  Mr. Blue Sky  *  Don’t Bring Me Down  *  Turn To Stone  *  Livin’ Thing

Lloyd Price –  *  Just Because  *  Lawdy Miss Clawdy  *  Personality  *  I’m Gonna Get Married  *  Stagger Lee

John Prine  –  *  Angel From Montgomery  *  Paradise  *  Sam Stone  *  I Just Wanna Dance With You  *  In Spite Of Ourselves

Cat Stevens (p/k/a Yusuf Islam) –  *  Moonshadow  *  Morning Has Broken  *  Peace Train  *  The First Cut Is The Deepest  *  Wild World

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, scholarships and Master Sessions at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, University of North Carolina and at Stuyvesant High School. West Coast educational activities are held at The GRAMMY Museum, which hosts the permanent Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery, and at the University of Southern California. Out of the tens of thousands of songwriters of our era, there are approximately 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame. A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. The list of inductees include Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland, Smokey Robinson, Paul Williams, Hal David & Burt Bacharach, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes & David Porter, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, 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, Garth Brooks, Diane Warren, Carole Bayer Sager, Stevie Wonder, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Mac Davis, Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Cyndi Lauper, Desmond Child, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Neil Diamond, Jay Z, Tom Petty, Toby Keith, Max Martin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Robert Lamm & James Pankow, Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Jermaine Dupri, Alan Jackson, Kool & The Gang, John Mellencamp and Allee Willis, among many others.


Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available on the Songwriters Hall of Fame website at  Joining online is quick and easy:

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