Songwriter Hall Of Fame

Songwriters Hall of Fame
2013 Nominees for Induction Announced


New York, NY – October 11, 2012 – Jimmy Webb, Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the slate of 2013 nominees for induction.

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 17th, 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 register or renew as a voting member beforeNovember 19th in order to participate in this election, please go to

The 2013 Annual Awards Gala will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis on Thursday, June13th.

Bios and photos of the 2013 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)

Non-Performer Songwriters

Bobby Braddock – * Would You Catch A Falling Star? * D-I-V-O-R-C-E * Golden Ring * He Stopped Loving Her Today * Time Marches On

Don Covay – * Chain Of Fools * Sookie, Sookie * Mercy, Mercy * Tonight’s The Night * Seesaw

Randy Goodrum – * You Needed Me * Bluer Than Blue * I’ll Be Over You * Foolish Heart * Oh Sherrie

Tony Hatch – * Downtown * Don’t Sleep In The Subway * I Know A Place * My Love * Sign Of The Times

Holly Knight — * Love Is A Battlefield * Simply The Best * Better Be Good To Me * Obsession * The Warrior

Dennis Lambert/Brian Potter – * Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) * Don’t Pull Your Love * It Only Takes A Minute * One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack) * Country Boy (You’ve Got Your Feet In L.A.)

Bob McDill – * Amanda * Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On * Gone Country * It Must Be Love * Song of the South

Rick Nowels– * Heaven Is a Place on Earth * White Flag * The Power of Good-Bye * Standing Still * Fallin’ for You

Linda Perry– * Get the Party Started * Beautiful * Hurt * What You Waiting For? * What’s Up?

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

JD Souther – * Faithless Love * Best of My Love * You’re Only Lonely * Heartache Tonight * New Kid in Town

Rod Temperton – * Always and Forever * Give Me the Night * Rock with You * Yah Mo B There * Boogie Nights


Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie/Stevie Nicks (p/k/a Fleetwood Mac) – * Go Your Own Way * Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow * Rhiannon * Over My Head * Dreams

Jimmy Buffett – * (Wastin’ Away in) Margaritaville * Cheeseburger in Paradise * Come Monday
* Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes * Fins

Elvis Costello – * Accidents Will Happen * Alison * Veronica * Pump It Up * Watching The Detectives

Ray Davies – * Lola * Tired of Waiting * Well-Respected Man * Waterloo Sunset * You Really Got Me

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
Mick Jones/Lou Gramm (p/k/a Foreigner) – * Juke Box Hero * Waiting For A Girl Like You * Cold As Ice * Hot Blooded * Double Vision

BB King – * Bad Luck * Lucille * Rock Me Baby * Woke Up This Morning * Sweet Sixteen

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

Jeff Lynne – * Evil Woman * Do Ya * Don’t Bring Me Down * Mr. Blue Sky * Strange Magic

Steven Tyler/Joe Perry (p/k/a Aerosmith) – * Dream On * Dude (Looks Like A Lady) * Love In An Elevator * Sweet Emotion * Walk This Way

Steve Winwood – * Gimme Some Lovin’ * Back In The High Life Again * Dear Mr. Fantasy * Can’t Find My Way Home * Higher Love

Bobby Womack – * Across 110th Street * It’s All Over Now * That’s the Way I Feel About Cha * Breezin’ * I’m In Love

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 and Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Don Schlitz, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Leonard Cohen and Bob Seger among many others.

Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Virtual Museum.

Join us! Our mission is to remember and honor our great songwriters while building our musical future through workshops, showcases and scholarships.


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