The Oakland Press
Bob Seger headed into Songwriters Hall of Fame
By GARY GRAFF
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Bob Seger is adding another Hall of Fame credit to his career rÃ©sumÃ©.
Seger will be one of six inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony on June 14 in New York City. It follows his 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Seger’s nomination was revealed in October, and at the time he noted that, “It’s very nice to be nominated, and I’m very grateful for that.” He added that “I really work hard on (songwriting). I like to think that … I leave a little blood on the page and work really hard on my lyrics, chord changes and everything, structures. So it’s pretty heartening to get that nod.”
The induction announcement on Tuesday (Feb. 21) praises Seger as “universally acknowledged by fans and musicians as one of the defining voices of American music.” It also noted that in addition to his own sales of 51 million records worldwide his songs have been recorded by Metallica, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Cher Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Tina Turner and Kid Rock.
Joining Seger in the Songwriters class of 2012 will be Gordon Lightfoot, Don Schlitz, Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman and the team of Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones.
Tickets for the June ceremony begin at $1,000 and are available by calling 212-573-6933. More information is available at www.songwritershalloffame.org.
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