Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Journey members nominated for 2020 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Journey members Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry are among the nominees under consideration for entry into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame next year.

“As members of Journey, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, lead singer Steve Perry and guitarist Neal Schon each had a hand in writing some of the hugely successful arena rock band’s monster hits,” reads the Hall’s bio on the trio, who are listed in the Performing Songwriters category. “These include the anthem ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ (all three shared songwriting credits), the much-covered (Mariah Carey, Barry Manilow, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion) power ballad ‘Open Arms’ (Cain and Perry), ‘Who’s Crying Now’ (Cain and Perry), and ‘Wheel In The Sky’ (Schon) – also notable for its unusual structure (it opens with a 28-second instrumental). Such songs and Journey’s stature as a major concert draw led to its induction in 2017 into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”

The Songwriters Hall Of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world; a songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song.

Eligible voting members will have until midnight on December 16, 2019 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a songwriter and three from a performing songwriter category.

The Hall will host its 51st Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 11, 2020 in New York City.

After scoring huge international success with Journey through the late 1970s and mid-1980s, Perry left the group in 1998; longtime singer Arnel Pineda joined the lineup in 2007 after being discovered by Schon singing Journey covers on YouTube with Filipino band The Zoo.

Journey recently announced dates for an extensive 2020 tour of North America; the five-month, 60+ date series will open in Ridgefield, WA on May 15.

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