Feb. 6, 2018–Nashville, TN…Steve Dorff, one of the most diverse songwriters and composers of the last twenty-five years, is heading to the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside John Mellencamp, Jermaine Dupri, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Bill Anderson, and Allee Willis. The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will be held on June 14 in New York City.
Steve Dorff’s career as a songwriter spans five decades and includes more than 40 BMI awards, 20 Top 10 hits, 12 No. 1 hits, and an American Music Award. The Grammy and Emmy-nominated songwriter and composer has had songs recorded by more than 400 artists from all genres of music, as well as 28 movie scores and numerous theme songs and placements on hit TV series.
“I am profoundly honored and grateful to be included in this amazing class of songwriters,” Steve said of the announcement.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame organization’s co-chairs and president and CEO, said in a joint statement, “The 2018 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a prodigious representation of creators of cross-genre hits, certain to resonate with everyone. Each year, the slate of songwriters we induct is more diverse and illustrative of the history and contributions that we strive to acknowledge and honor.”
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Steve Dorff’s songs have been recorded by iconic artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Dusty Springfield and countless others. A few chart hits include Rogers’ “Through the Years,” Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” and Eddie Rabbitt’s “Every Which Way But Loose”—the title track from Clint Eastwood’s 1978 film. Dorff has composed TV music for shows such as Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Reba, Spenser: For Hire, Just the Ten of Us, and The Singing Bee. His film contributions include songs and scores for Pure Country, Bronco Billy, Rocky IV, Tin Cup and Honky Tonk Man. Dorff published the 2017 memoir, I Wrote That One Too…A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, and he enjoys performing his best-loved songs at venues across the country.
Steve is available for interviews.
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