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New York, NY – May 31, 2012 – Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, Lyle Lovett, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, Constantine Maroulis, L.P., Jerry Moss and Take 6 have signed on to be either a presenter and/or performer at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. This year’s dinner will be held Thursday, June 14th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC.
Inductees at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman. The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bette Midler, with Ne-Yo receiving the Hal David Starlight Award. Lance Freed will be the recipient of the Abe Olman Publisher Award, and the first-ever Pioneer Award will be posthumously awarded to Woody Guthrie. “Stand By Me” is the Towering Song, with co-writer Ben E. King being honored with the Towering Performance Award.
Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame event begin at $1000 each, and are available through Buckley Hall Events, (212) 573-6933. Net proceeds from the event will go toward the Songwriters Hall of Fame programs.