Following in the footsteps of previous co-chairs, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Nile Rodgers will immediately begin a three-year term as the Chairman of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame (SHOF). The SHOF formally announced Rodgers as the group’s new Chairman on July 2.
“Nile is respected and admired by his fans and his peers alike for his multi/cross-genre music and for being a musical pioneer,” the Hall of Fame’s president and CEO Linda Moran said of Rodgers. “More importantly, Nile’s eloquence in talking about songwriting and its process makes him the ideal voice for the songwriting community as chairman of the SHOF,” Moran added.
“I will try and serve with all my heart,” Rodgers said, “I hope I can make you half as proud of me as I am to even sit in the room with you who’ve done so much for the furtherance of composition.”
Rodgers was inducted to the SHOF in 2016, and to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
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