Rocker John Mellencamp will become the latest inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner this spring.
The induction event is slated for June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
“The 2018 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a prodigious representation of creators of cross-genre hits, certain to resonate with everyone,” said SHOF co-chairs Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff and president/CEO Linda Moran. “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. We could not be more excited to preside over this year’s event and to give these songwriters their due respect.”
Mellencamp’s biggest hits include “Jack and Diane,” “Pink Houses,” and “Small Town.”
Additional special award honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.