Anderson, Braddock, Gill Among 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

songwriters hall of fame 2013 logo111Vince Gill, Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They are nominated this year alongside Madonna, John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry, Ray Davies,  Sade, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Donovan, Cat Stevens, and Harry Wayne Casey.

Nonperforming songwriter category nominees also include “Midnight Train to Georgia” writer Jim Weatherly, and Motown songwriter William “Mickey” Stevenson. Mark James, the writer behind “Always on My Mind” — covered by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson — is nominated alongside Don Robertson, Graham Gouldman and Tony Macaulay. Writing duos Hugo & Luigi, Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, and Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham will also compete.

Key songs in Gill’s catalog include “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” “I Still Believe In You,” “If You Ever Have Forever In Mind,” “Never Knew Lonely,” and “One More Last Chance.” Braddock penned the hits “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “Golden Ring,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Time Marches On,” and “Would You Catch A Falling Star?”. Meanwhile, Anderson’s catalog of hit songs includes “Mama Sang A Song,” “Po’ Folks,” “Still,” “Tips Of My Fingers,” and “Whiskey Lullaby.”

The gala will be held June 12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Eligible voters can select two nominees from the list of songwriter-performers and three nonperforming songwriters. Voting ends Dec. 16.

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