2006 SHOF Induction Ceremony

Mac Davis:

On being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mac Davis:

About his song “In the Ghetto”

Mac Davis:

Buddy Holly as an influence and being from Texas

Mac Davis:

Origins of the phrase “Song Painter”

Mac Davis:

Something’s Burning

Sylvia Moy:

The song “Uptight” and Stevie Wonder’s voice

Sylvia Moy:

On working with Hank and succeeding in the business as a woman

Thom Bell:

Describes the “Philly Soul”

Thom Bell:

The songwriting process

Thom Bell:

On collaboration

Thom Bell:

Working with Dionne Warwick and The Spinners

Will Jennings:

Writing for movies and writing for artists

Will Jennings:

The experience of writing “Tears in Heaven”

Will Jennings:

How he finds projects

Will Jennings:

Upcoming projects

Will Jennings:

On being inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Cheyenne Kimball:

On performing for Mac Davis

Cheyenne Kimball:

Meeting John Mayer

Gavin DeGraw:

On performing Change Is Gonna Come

Gavin DeGraw:

Meeting Alan Klein

Gavin DeGraw:

His current projects

Jody Klein of ABKCO Music:

The Abe Olman Publishing Award

John Mayer:

On receiving his award

John Mayer:

Following your heart musically

John Mayer:

His new album

John Mayer:

The artists who have influenced him

Kris Kristofferson:

On Johnny Mercer and his other influences

Kris Kristofferson:

Writing songs and his personal style

Kris Kristofferson:

Being recognized with the award

Paul Shaffer:

The talent of Thom Bell

Pete Yorn:

On performing for Peter, Paul and Mary

Pete Yorn:

“Blowin’ in the Wind” and Bob Dylan

Peter, Paul & Mary:

On receiving the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter, Paul & Mary:

Discovering music and material

Peter, Paul & Mary:

Finding purpose in songs and folk music

Peter, Paul & Mary:

All the years of friendship, collaboration, and more

Stevie Wonder:

His many collaborations

Trace Adkins:

On performing for Kris Kristofferson

Trace Adkins:

On Kris Kristofferson as a songwriter and an influence