New York, NY - February 18, 2015 - Musical titans Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote such mega-hits as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Dark Star," "Should've Been A Cowboy," "Time After Time," and "Beautiful." The star-studded induction event is slated for Thursday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
"Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles - Rock, Country, Blues and Pop - that have captivated the world over the past six decades," said SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran. "Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognizable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless. Our Annual Awards Gala is sure to be unforgettable."
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) serves as a vital bridge between music's past and future. In the Hall, musical pioneers are enshrined and celebrated, while the organization's outreach to the music community grooms the next generation of troubadours.
Toby Keith Biography:
Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed songwriters and hit makers of his era. From his first number one smash, "Should've Been A Cowboy" to "How Do You Like Me Now?!," "Who's Your Daddy," "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," "Beer For My Horses," and "I Love This Bar," his unparalleled success is strongly due to his songwriting, which includes having written a number one song for 20 consecutive years. It has powered an astounding succession of hits to the tune of more than 85 million BMI performances. He has been honored with the Nashville Songwriters Association International's Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction and is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, and his tours have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last 14 years. Toby's most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it's helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and their cost-free home, the Ok Kids Korral, or supporting US Troops including USO Tours throughout the world, Toby has never lost touch with the most important things in life.
Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Virtual Museum