The Detroit rocker called songwriting the hardest thing he does, and the most rewarding.
Seger, along with Canadian folk rocker Gordon Lightfoot, “Gambler” songwriter Don Schlitz, and Jim Steinman of “Bat Out of Hell” fame, were inducted. The writers of the long-running musical, “The Fantastick’s” also were among this year’s crop.
R&B singer Ne-Yo received the Hal David Starlight Award presented to young songwriters.
Founded in 1969 by Johnny Mercer, the Songwriters Hall of Fame shines a spotlight on the accomplishments of songwriters.