BMI Congratulates its 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

Posted in News on November 6, 2019

Dedicated to paying tribute to the composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most celebrated popular music, The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its laudable roster of songwriting luminaries nominated for induction in 2020, and BMI affiliates once again made a very strong showing. As one of the most prestigious accolades a songwriter can earn, induction into this revered institution connotes an exemplary grasp on the art from. Songwriters with notable catalogs of songs qualify for induction 20 years after the first significant commercial release of one of their works. The organization will honor its final inductees at the 51st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala on June 11, 2020, in New York City.

Eligible voting members have until midnight of December 16, 2019 to submit ballots with their choices of three nominees from the performing songwriter category and three from the non-performing songwriter category.

BMI congratulates its nominees and wishes them the best of luck in the selection process.

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

Non-Performing Songwriters:

Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Come a Little Bit Closer”
“I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone”
“I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight?”,
“Last Train to Clarksville”

L. Russell Brown & Irwin Levine
“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”

Sonny Curtis
“Theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show”
“Love Is All Around”
“I Fought The Law”
“ Walk Right Back”
“More Than I Can Say”
“I’m No Stranger to The Rain”

Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan
“Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”
“I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”
“I Wouldn’t Have Missed it For The World”
“Smokey Mountain Rain”

Jerry Fuller
“Young Girl”
“Travelin’ Man”
“Lady Willpower”
“Show and Tell”
“Over You”

Chad Hugo (The Neptunes)
“Hot in Herre [sic]”
“Rock Your Body”
“Give It To Me ( I Just Wanna Love You)”

William “Mickey” Stevenson
“Beechwood 4-5789”
“Dancing In the Street”
“Devil With The Blue Dress”
“It Takes Two”
“Pride and Joy”

Performing Songwriters:

Gloria Estefan
“Get On Your Feet!”
“Anything For You”
“Words Get In The Way”
“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”
“Don’t Wanna Lose You Now”

Vince Gill
“Go Rest High On That Mountain”
“When I Call Your Name”
“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
“I Still Believe in You”
“If You Ever Have Forever in Mind”

David Stewart (Eurythmics)
“Here Comes the Rain Again”
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
“Missionary Man”
“Lily Was Here”
“Love Is a Stranger”

Antwan “Big Boi” Patton (OutKast)
“Hey Ya!”
“So Fresh, So Clean”
“The Way You Move”
“Ms. Jackson”


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