Vince Gill has been nominated to be one of the newest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This year, Gill is being considered in the performing songwriters category alongside Paul Overstreet, who has penned hits for Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney and many other major country acts. Other nominees include Bryan Adams, Chicago’s Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm & James Pankow, Gloria Estefan, Bread’s David Gates, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Kool & The Gang’s Robert “Kook” Bell, Ronald Bell & George Brown; Madonna, Jeff Lynne, George Michael, Randy Goodrum, Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart and Jay Z.
In the non-performing songwriters category, nominees include Overstreet, Goodrum, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Max Martin, Tony Macaulay, Kenny Nolan, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri William “Mickey” Stevenson, Allee Willis, and Maury Yeston.
A selection of official inductees will be selected via a voting process which ends in December. The official inductees will be honored at The Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala on June 15, 2017 in New York City. You can find out more about the Songwriters Hall of Fame and their nominees via songhall.org.