Courtesy Songwriters Hall of FameR.E.M., Journey, Steve Miller, Patti Smith, The Beach Boys‘ Mike Love and former Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are among 24 music acts that have been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020.
All of the aforementioned artists have been nominated in the Performing Songwriters category. Other nominees in that category include country star and current Eagles member Vince Gill, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, The Isley Brothers, Bread frontman David Gates and rap duo Outkast.
Of the 24 nominees, six artists will ultimately be inducted into the Hall during a gala ceremony in New York City on June 11, 2020. Voting on the finalists will continue until mid-December.
To be eligible, you have to have written your first hit at least 20 years ago.