Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees

Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello, Vince Gill, and Toby Keith among others made the list.
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The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 nominees. The winning nominees will be inducted during the 2015 Annual Awards Gala on June 18th at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Performing Songwriters

Tom Petty

Steve Winwood

Cat Stevens

Vince Gill

Toby Keith

Steve Miller

Cyndi Lauper

Steve Miller

Elvis Costello

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

Robert Hunter

Jerry Garcia

Gloria Estefan

Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson

Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey

Nonperforming songwriters

Bobby Braddock

Bob McDill

Linda Perry

Allee Willis

Rod Temperton

William "Mickey" Stevenson

Rudy Clark

Randy Edelman

Songwriting duos

Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn

Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell

P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri

Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia

The 2014 inductees included:

Ray Davies

Davies is singer and main songwriter of the Kinks, who was behind the band's hits "You Really Got Me," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "All Day and All of the Night." This year marks the band's 50th anniversary.


Donovan's songs include "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow" and "Atlantis." The Scottish singer-songwriter has also worked with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood and Jeff Beck.

Graham Gouldman

Gouldman scored his first songwriting hit in 1965, composing “For Your Love” for the Yardbirds. He also penned the Hollies' 1960s songs "Look Through Any Window" and "Bus Stop," among other hit singles.

Jim Weatherly

Weatherly has been writing songs for nearly 50 years, including "Neither One Of Us," which was recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips. The group went on to record 12 of his tracks -- from "Midnight Train To Georgia" to "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me." Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks also recorded Weatherly's songs.

Mark James

James wrote "Hooked on a Feeling," recorded by B.J. Thomas and later, Blue Swede, as well as the classic "Suspicious Minds," which became a major comeback hit for Elvis Presley.

For more information, visit the SongHall: Songwriters Hall of Fame