LOS ANGELES — Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Other performers up for the honor are Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens, Toby Keith, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band.
Nonperforming songwriters being considered are Linda Perry, Allee Willis, Rod Temperton, Motown songwriter William “Mickey” Stevenson, Bobby Braddock, Bob McDill, Rudy Clark and Randy Edelman. Songwriting duos Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn, Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell, P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri and Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia will also compete.
Winners will be inducted next June at a New York gala.