BMI Congratulates its 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

Posted in News on October 7, 2015

The Songwriters Hall of Fame, dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its slate of 2016 nominees, which includes 14 BMI-affiliated writers. The final inductees will be celebrated at the SHOF Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, in New York City.

Bios and photos of the 2016 nominees can be found on the website. Eligible voting members will have until December 11, 2015, to turn in their ballots with their choices of three nominees from the non-performing category, two from the performing category and one from the deceased category. For information on joining or renewing as a voting member, please go to before November 2 to participate in this election.

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

Non-Performing Songwriters

Rudy Clark - “Everybody Plays The Fool,“ “Good Lovin’,“ “Got My Mind Set On You,“ “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song),” “If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody.”

Kenneth Edmonds p/k/a “Babyface” - “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “End Of The Road,” “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),“ “I’ll Make Love To You.”

Dallas Frazier - “Alley Oop,“ “Elvira,“ “Fourteen Carat Mind,“ “Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp,” “There Goes My Everything.”

John D. Loudermilk - “Abilene,“ “Indian Reservation, “Tobacco Road,“ “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,“ “Turn Me On.”

Curly Putman - “Green Green Grass of Home,” “D I V O R C E,” “Blood Red and Going Down,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today, “ “My Elusive Dreams.”

Chip Taylor - “Wild Thing,“ “Angel of the Morning,” “I Can’t Let Go,“ “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder),” “Any Way That You Want Me”

Performing Songwriters

Gloria Estefan - “Anything For You,“ “Can’t Stay Away From You,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,“ “Here We Are,“ “Words Get In The Way.”

Tom T. Hall - “Harper Valley PTA,“ “I Love,” “Old Dogs Children and Watermelon Wine,” “I’m Not Ready Yet,“ “Little Bitty.”

Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (d) - “Good Times,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Le Freak,” “Upside Down, “ “We Are Family.”

Sylvester Stewart p/k/a “Sly Stone” - “Dance To The Music,“ “Everyday People,” “Family Affair,“ “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” “Thank You (Falettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Again)”

Deceased Songwriters

Lionel Bart - “From Russia With Love Theme,” “As Long As He Needs Me, “Consider Yourself, “Living Doll, “Far Away.”

Bert Berns - “Hang On Sloopy,“ “Tell Him,” “Little Bit of Soap,“ “Twist and Shout,“ “Piece of My Heart.”

Roger Miller - “Dang Me, “ “King of the Road,“ “Husbands and Wives,” “England Swings,” “Chug-a-Lug.”


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