Thursday, January 16, 2020

Steve Miller to be inducted into 2020 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Steve Miller has been named as one of the inductees into the 2020 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

The leader of The Steve Miller Band will be honored alongside Mariah Carey; Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics; The Isley Brothers; Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes; Lana Del Rey collaborator Rick Nowels; and, Motown’s William “Mickey” Stevenson at the organization’s 51st Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Thursday, June 11.

“The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song,” says SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers. “I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2020 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, writers who have enriched our lives and in their time literally transformed music and helped make it what it is today.”

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.

To qualify for induction, a songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song.

“I want to thank Nile Rodgers and Linda Moran, the board, and all the members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame who voted for me and express my appreciation for the music education programs they run,” says Miller. “The SHOF provides songwriting and music programs at NYU and USC as well as providing individual scholarships.

“Writing songs and playing music has been a wonderful life for me and to be inducted into a hall where Merle Haggard, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and Paul McCartney are in the room is an unexpected honor and I'm delighted and grateful.”

With worldwide sales of more than 60 million albums, Miller was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016.

See also:

VIDEO: Steve Miller performs Fly Like An Eagle on The Tonight Show
Steve Miller Band to perform on The Tonight Show
Steve Miller Band streams 1981 single edit of Macho City
Steve Miller Band streams unreleased 1973 track Say Wow!
Search The Steve Miller Band at hennemusic