BMI Congratulates its 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

Posted in News on October 21, 2016

The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its slate of nominees for induction in 2017, and 12 of them are legendary BMI affiliates. As an organization dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most celebrated popular music, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will celebrate its final inductees at the 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala on June 15, 2017, in New York City.

Eligible voting members will have until December 16, 2016, to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performing category and two from a performing category. Visit for information on joining or renewing as a voting member before November 15 in order to participate in this election.

Here are just a few of the song credits attributed to the BMI nominees:

Non-Performing Songwriters

Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds – “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “End of The Road,” “Exhale (Shoop, Shoop),” “I’ll Make Love to You”

Kenny Nolan – “Lady Marmalade,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “I Like Dreamin’,” “But Love Me,” “Love’s Grown Deep”

Dan Penn – “Cry Like a Baby,” “Sweet Inspiration,” “I’m Your Puppet,” “It Tears Me Up,” “A Woman Left Lonely”

William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson – “Beechwood 4-5789,” “Dancing in The Street,” “Devil with the Blue Dress,” “It Takes Two,” “Pride And Joy”

Allee Wills – “Boogie Wonderland,” “I’ll Be There For You,” “Neutron Dance,” “September,” “What Have I Done to Deserve This”

Maury Yeston – Broadway musicals Nine and Titanic; “Unusual Way,” “Be Italian,” “Til I Loved You”

Performing Songwriters

Gloria Estefan – Broadway musical On Your Feet; “Anything for You,” “Words Get in The Way,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You Now”

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”

Robert ‘Kool’ Bell, Ronald Bell & George Brown (Kool & the Gang) – “Celebration,” “Fresh,” “Get Down on It,” “Joanna,” “Ladies Night”

Sylvester ‘Sly Stone’ Stewart – “Dance to The Music,” “Everyday People,” “Family Affair,” “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” “Thank You (Falettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Again)”


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