Showing posts with label Songwriters Hall of Fame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Songwriters Hall of Fame. Show all posts

Monday, October 15, 2012

[Update] Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Nominees: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie

NEW YORK — Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Also nominated are Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, former Eurythmics bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Aeromsith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Bobby Womack and Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Oct. 16. The gala takes place June 13 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Not sure what song(s) was nominated. We'll have to wait until the October 16th announcement.

Eligible voting members will have until December 17th, 2012 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performer and two from a performer category.

The nominees are: 
(*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie/Stevie Nicks (p/k/a Fleetwood Mac)

Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Steve Nicks were together in Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, when the band enjoyed its greatest commercial success and released Rumours (1977)--one of the all-time biggest-selling albums. The classic hits “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way, “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Tusk,” “Hold Me” and “Gypsy” all came from this period. All three writers went on to solo success, as well as induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—with Fleetwood Mac—in 1998. 

Key songs in the Buckingham/McVie/Nicks catalog include “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” “Rhiannon,” “Over My Head” and “Dreams.” 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Photos: Stevie Nicks Sighting... Leaving JFK Airport in NYC June 15th

Stevie Nicks was snapped at JFK Airport on June 15, 2012 hightailing it out of New York City.  This is the day after the Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony. Not sure where she was headed... Possibly back to California.  At this point it's still 2 weeks before the opening night of her tour at Jones Beach June 29th. Still plenty of time for her to head home, relax and grab her ribbons and bows and head back to the east coast.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Video: Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Sings "The Rose"

Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony Billboard Magazine

Short but SWEET!  Better than not hearing it at all!!  Now I want more.

Maybe she'll do this live on tour ?

Stevie Nicks To Reporters: Fleetwood Mac Will Tour in 2013 - Rehearsals Begin in January

Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince.

Quotes from the red carpet at last nights Song Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City.

"People ask what is your favorite thing to do in a night? Be in a fantastic studio with a great poem and a piano and a little tape recorder. That is my idea of a great time," Nicks said.

Associated Press

Bette Midler received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award for her skill as a song interpreter, and her friend Stevie Nicks was on hand to perform in her honor.  “It’s fantastic, ’cause Bette and I have been friends for a long time,” Stevie told reporters on the red carpet, “And she chose me to sing one of her songs, and I chose ‘The Rose.’” 

Stevie added that she chose that song because of Midler’s movie of the same name. “I thought that [she] did such an amazing job when she did that movie,” said Stevie.

Stevie also told reporters that Fleetwood Mac will tour in 2013 and will begin rehearsals in January.

2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photos: Stevie Nicks Presents Bette Midler with Lifetime Achievement Award

Stevie Nicks presented Bette Midler with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award tonight in New York City

During the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony.  She also performed Bette Midler's "The Rose"

Stevie said during her about Bette:
"Bette takes these songs and sings them like she wrote them" 

Here are some twitter pics of Stevie on stage.  Prior to her giving Bette her award:
Photos by: Songhall, Rich Russo and Dylan Jones on Twitter

Valerie Simpson and Stevie Nicks
Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Stevie Nicks Signs on to 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Dinner

Photo by: Alexandra Glen

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.

Ticket Information: 
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.