The nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame next year have been announced and some of the biggest names in music are among them.
Gloria Estefan; Bryan Adams; Sade Adu, frontwoman and songwriter for the band Sade; Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart; Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers; and Steve Winwood and Tom Johnston are among this year’s nominees.
Other acts in the running include punk godmother and poet Patti Smith; all four members of R.E.M.; Jeff Lynne of ELO; Debbie Harry; Clem Burke and Chris Stein of Blondie; Snoop Dogg; and country star and Eagles member Vince Gill.
Among the nonperforming songwriters who are nominated for induction are Glen Ballard, probably best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill; Dean Pitchford, who co-wrote “Footloose,” “Fame,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and “Holding Out for a Hero”; and Liz Rose, who co-wrote many of Taylor Swift‘s early hits, including “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “You Belong with Me” and “All Too Well.”
The eventual inductees will be honored at a gala in New York City on June 15, 2023.
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