Randy Goodrum has been nominated for the prestigious Songwriters Hall Of Fame! His Songs Have Topped Pop/Rock/Country/R&B Charts for the Past 4 Decades.
American Songwriter/Producer/Musician Randy Goodrum has been nominated by the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame for election for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 15, 2017 in New York City.
Upon being notified of this nomination, Randy said, “I am honored beyond words to be nominated to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The list of fellow nominees is made up of some of my all-time favorite writers and I’m thrilled to be in the company of such accomplished professionals.”
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook. Songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond who founded the organization wanted to shine the spotlight on the accomplishments of songwriters who have provided us with the words and music that form the soundtrack of our lives.
If you are not yet a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Hall and want to join, click here and register before November 15 to vote for Randy and other songwriters.
Also nominated for election to the Songwriters Hall 2017 are: Kenneth “BabyFace” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Tony Macaulay, Max Martin, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Paul Overstreet, P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Allee Willis and Maury Yeston.
About Randy Goodrum:
Charles Randolph “Randy” Goodrum is an American songwriter, pianist, and producer. A Grammy award-nominated writer and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Goodrum has written #1 songs in each of the four decades since his first #1 hit, 1978’s “You Needed Me.” Goodrum’s songs have appeared on the country, pop, jazz, rock, R&B and adult contemporary charts. Amongst Goodrum’s best known songs are: Steve Perry’s “Oh Sherrie” and DeBarge’s “Who’s Holding Donna Now” on the pop side, and Dottie West’s “Lesson In Leavin’” and the Kenny Rogers-Dottie West duet “What Are We Doin’ In Love” on the country side. Other key songs in the Goodrum catalog include: “Bluer Than Blue”, “I’ll Be Over You”, “Foolish Heart” and George Benson’s “20/20”. An accomplished pianist, his music is used extensively in film and television. He is an ASCAP writer, published by Round Hill Music.
About the Songwriters Hall of Fame:
Out of the tens of thousands of successful songwriters of our era, there are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The list includes Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren and Leonard Cohen among others.
The official press release can be found here: http://www.songhall.org/news/entry/songwriters_hall_of_fame_2017_nominees_for_induction_announced