The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has announced the artist nominees for the 2024 Gala in New York City. The list of musicians represents performing songwriters, those who write their own music, and non-performing songwriters, artists who compose lyrics for other acts.
Notable names on the performing songwriters’ list include famed “Fast Car” singer Tracy Chapman, as well as fellow favorites George Clinton and Steely Dan members Donald Fagan and Walter Becker. Also featured are Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Members of Heart, Blondie, Doobie Brothers, Public Enemy, and more.
While the following didn’t perform the actual songs, they did write them, according to the press release, potential honoraries for non-performing songwriters are L. Russell Brown, Dean Dillon, Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, Hillary Lindsey, Tony Macaulay, Timothy Mosler, otherwise known as Timbaland, Roger Nichols, Dean Pitchford, Maurice Starr, and Narada Michael Walden.
“The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the contributions of songwriters of all genres of music, educates the public with regard to their achievements and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through songwriting craft forums, scholarships, digital initiatives, and Master Sessions on both coasts,” according to the official press release, outlining the intent behind the awards.
The complete list of SHOF’s 2024 nominees are listed below, and also available online at songhall.org.
Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings
Debbie Harry, Chris Stein & Clem Burke p/k/a Blondie
Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons & Michael McDonald p/k/a Doobie Brothers
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson p/k/a Heart
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour p/k/a Chuck D, William Jonathan Drayton p/k/a Flavor Flav, p/k/a Public Enemy
Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, p/k/a R.E.M.
Donald Fagan & Walter Becker (d) p/k/a Steely Dan
L. Russell Brown
Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
Timothy Mosley p/k/a Timbaland
Narada Michael Walden
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