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Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds performs at the Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is among the performing songwriters named as nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame‘s 2015 inductions.

The 55-year-old Indianapolis native and R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer is being recognized for classic songs that he penned for various artists, including Toni Braxton‘s “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again.” He is also responsible for Whitney Houston‘s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” and Boyz II Men‘s “End Of The Road” and “I’ll Make Love To You,” among others.

Other performing songwriters nominated include Harry “K.C.” Casey, of K.C. & The Sunshine Band; Elvis Costello; Gloria Estefan; Vince Gill; Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens; Toby Keith; Cyndi Lauper; Steve Miller; Tom Petty, of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; and Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, of Heart.

In the non-performing songwriters” category, the behind-the-scenes folks who penned hits for the likes of Michael Jackson; The Pointer Sisters; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Marvin Gaye nominated include Steve Barri, Bobby Braddock, Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Randy Edelman, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Sandy Linzer, Bob McDill, Linda Perry, P.F. Sloan, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Rod Temperton and Allee Willis.

Songwriters Hall of Fame members have until Dec. 15 to decide who’ll be inducted at the organization’s annual gala, scheduled June 18, 2015 in New York.

— 1410 AM The Touch’s Rick Martinez contributed to this report.

Source: The Touch Radio

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