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Thursday, March 01, 2018



Dolly Parton

Tonight on “Nightline,” ABC News correspondent David Wright sits down with Dolly Parton to discuss being an advocate for literacy, sexual harassment, the ‘9 to 5’ reboot, of which she says her and her co-stars decided they “are going to do another one,” and more.

The full interview airs tonight on “Nightline” at 12:35 am ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Dolly Parton

Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Tomlin's accepting SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade from her two long-time friends, a trio beloved as the co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit 9 to 5, will be a highlight of the annual SAG Awards® ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT).

Lily Tomlin

A Friendship Forged in Film

9 to 5 is now number 74 on American Film Institute's list of "100 Funniest American Movies of All Time." When the film was shot, Fonda and Tomlin were friends who had already received numerous honors for their acting achievements. It was Parton’s first feature film role, but she was a veteran of live and television performances as herself, an award-winning musician and writer. She also wrote, performed and received dozens of awards for the movie’s title song.

The three legendary artists, each of whom has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, have remained close friends since that catalyst film. Fonda and Tomlin joined forces again as stars and executive producers of the current Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The success of the show led to both being honored this year with Actor® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, along with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for Tomlin. Grace and Frankie returns for its third season in May 2017

Jane Fonda

A two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner (for Klute and Coming Home) and five-time nominee (for The Morning After, On Golden Pond, The China Syndrome, Julia and They Shoot Horses Don't They), Fonda was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda was first honored with a SAG Award nomination in 2014 as a member of the motion picture cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which she portrayed Nancy Reagan.

For three seasons, Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy-nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. More recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her stunning performance in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Fonda is also known for revolutionizing the fitness industry with videos, books and audio recordings; her 1982 Jane Fonda’s Workout remains the top-grossing home video of all time.

For more information, visit as well as janefonda on Facebook, @janefonda on Twitter, and janefondatv on YouTube.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s multitude of accolades include a Kennedy Center Honor, eight Country Music Association Awards (including Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), seven Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of her awards honor the title song she wrote and recorded for the 9 to 5 soundtrack. Parton followed that hit film with starring roles in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982); Rhinestone (1984); Steel Magnolias (1989); and Straight Talk (1992). Most recently she starred in and executive produced Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) for NBC. Parton also released Pure & Simple, her seventh album to debut at No. 1, and The Complete Trio Collection, capping the popular series she shares with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Parton has the distinction of writing the only song to have topped the charts three times: "I Will Always Love You." She has taken more than 20 songs to No. 1, has written two successful books plus a cookbook, and has also launched and runs the non-profit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children in participating communities in 44 states with a book each month from birth until age five.

For more information, visit as well as @dollyparton on Instagram and her non-profit dollysimaginationlibrary on Facebook.

Lily Tomlin, 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient

Lily Tomlin – whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG Life Achievement Award is the latest in Tomlin's extraordinary collection of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys® (including this year's Lead Comedy Actress nomination), numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony® Awards, a Grammy®, a Writers Guild of America Award, this year’s SAG Awards nomination, and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film. That Tomlin embodies the SAG Life Achievement Award’s "finest ideals of the acting profession" is amply celebrated by these and her numerous other professional and philanthropic commendations.

Tomlin has been a cherished star in the entertainment firmament since she joined the groundbreaking television series Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in 1969, when it was rated the No. 1 show and watched by over 25 percent of all American television viewers. She and the colony of characters she created have continued to evolve, grow, deepen and adapt to this day, as Tomlin expresses her talents in nearly all forms of media.

Tomlin can currently be seen starring opposite fellow executive producer Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie, in which two mismatched women become friends as they reinvent themselves after their husbands decide to marry each other.

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About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,546. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit

Monday, April 04, 2016


Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton looked stunning and in fashion arriving to the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014


Dolly Parton

Iconic singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Dolly Parton does it all – the only thing she has to sacrifice is sleep! On the heels of a world tour promoting her new album, Blue Smoke, the self-proclaimed early bird is up before the sunrise and makes time to dream, cook, spend time with her family and live the country woman lifestyle.

Dolly is featured in the August/September issue of Country Woman, which is on stands July 8th.

Her Southern cooking and family recipes: “I’m the one they’ll always ask to bring the chicken and dumplings. I make it like my mama and my grandmas and my aunts. I definitely still cook like a country woman.”

Where she gets inspiration from her songs: “My songs are the door to every dream I’ve had and every success I’ve ever achieved.”

On playing the guitar at age seven and what she used as a fake microphone: “I used to put a tin can on a tobacco stick. And those were not chickens out there in the yard, they were my audience.”

What she would have done if she didn’t pursue her passion: “If it hadn’t been for music, I’d have been a beautician. Or maybe I’d have been a missionary; but where would I get my hair done?”

How Dollywood got started: “I just love [the mountain range] the Smokies. I bought the old home place years ago and fixed it up as a retreat.”

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Dolly Parton Visits Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams' bosom buddy, Dolly Parton, joined her on the purple couch today to talk the necessity of make-up, her thoughts on god daughter Miley Cyrus, and why she doesn't eat her own cooking. Dolly also performed the track "Try" from her new album, "Blue Smoke."

Dolly revealed make-up is integral to her routine at home and particularly when in California, before joking about the circumstances when she might consider going out without being made up. "I would be wig-less, but like I said, I put little hot rollers in my hair in the morning and a little scrunchie but I would not answer the door without some makeup or hair. No. I spend a lot of time in California, and you know, they're always prone to have earthquakes, I never take my makeup off at night, I always keep it. Cause, I thought, if I have to run out in the streets you know, I have to look good cause you know there are going to be cameras everywhere. The only way I'd go out without make up and my hair done up a little bit is if my husband had a heart attack and I'd have to really think about it."

Friday, January 25, 2013



Dolly Parton

World-renowned singer and entertainer Dolly Parton has just released a new song celebrating progress in the restoration of the once mighty American chestnut tree, as well as the work of the organization at the forefront of these restoration efforts: The American Chestnut Foundation.

What do Dolly Parton and a nearly vanished tree once known as "The Redwood of the East" have in common? The answer is mountains. "Dolly's music is rooted in the Appalachians," says her uncle, singer-songwriter Bill Owens. "The American chestnut was once the most important tree in these mountains, feeding wildlife and people alike."

Virtually wiped out by a blight in the early twentieth century, this magnificent tree is today poised for a comeback, thanks in large part to decades of work by TACF’s scientists and thousands of volunteers. To help in this effort, Dolly and Owens collaborated on and recorded the song, Oh, Chestnut Tree, which is available as a free download on TACF's website:

The song's release comes as TACF celebrates its 30th anniversary and has recently established plantings of first-generation, potentially blight-resistant trees, called Restoration Chestnuts 1.0. This success delights Owens. A Nashville legend, Owens has written and recorded over 800 songs and is credited with launching Dolly's career; he bought Dolly her first guitar at age 7 and arranged for her to sing on local radio show when she was 10.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Story By: Juju Chang For ABC News

Dolly Parton

Country music titan Dolly Parton is anything but shy. 

In an exclusive interview with "Nightline," Parton dished about her love life (including those rumors that she is secretly gay), losing a drag queen lookalike contest and building an entertainment empire estimated at half a billion dollars. 

In her long reign as a country music legend, Parton, now 66, has done it all. In her new motivational memoir, "Dream More," which will be released on Nov. 27, Parton talks about growing up dirt poor in Sevierville, Tenn., in a cabin with 11 siblings. She said she modeled her signature big, blonde hair and red-lipped, voluptuous-Dolly look after the town tramp. 

"There was this woman, we won't call her names, but she was beautiful," she said. "I had never seen anybody, you know, with the yellow hair all piled up and the red lipstick and the rouge and the high heeled shoes, and I thought, 'This is what I want to look like.'" 

Parton is refreshingly honest about things most entertainers guard ferociously, including rumors about her love life. 

"I've... been accused of being involved with every man I'm ever seen with or worked with," she said. "Maybe I have, maybe I ain't. I never tell if I have. But you know people always saying that."

Parton has also been accused of being secretly gay and romantically involved with one of her oldest childhood friends, Judy Ogle. She denied the rumors said she even bonded with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey over the false tabloid claims. Parton has been married to her husband, Carl Dean, for 46 years. 

"Like Gail, her friend, Judy, my friend, they just think that you just can't be that close to somebody," Parton said. "Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade… We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved." 

As a campy, vampy icon, Parton said she once entered a drag queen look-alike contest -- and lost. The other contestants didn't know they were going up against the real Dolly. 

"They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated -- made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything," she said, laughing. "All these beautiful drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they just thought I was some little short gay guy.. but I got the least applause." 

Parton is a proud supporter of LGBT rights and even hosts "Gay Day" at her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Parton said the event caught the attention of the Ku Klux Klan. 

"When it first started there were people giving us threats, I still get threats," Parton said. "But like I said, I'm in business. I just don't feel like I have to explain myself. I love everybody." 

Parton is also not shy about her numerous plastic surgery procedures, and said aging with her breast implants has been just fine. 

"I haven't had to have that done in years, and my girls are going pretty good," she said

Dolly Parton Tells All

Behind that va-va-voom body is a shrewd businesswoman. She starred in several iconic movies such as "9 to 5" and "Steel Magnolias." She has sold 100 million records and had numerous number-one singles. Her 1974 chart-topping hit, "I Will Always Love You," was later immortalized by Whitney Houston in the 1992 blockbuster film, "The Bodyguard." 

"When they played it at her funeral and they lifted her coffin up, man, it was like somebody stabbed me in the heart with a knife," Parton said. "It just overwhelmed me."

Her songs are her legacy, but so too is the Imagination Library, Parton's literary program dedicated to her father who couldn't read or write. 

"We've given out 40 million books since we've started, which is a lot of books for a lot of kids," she said. 

Parton may help a lot of kids, but she and Dean never had children of their own. 

"I often wonder, because he's tall and he's dark and I'm little and blonde and I just always wondered what our kids would have looked like had we had them," she said.

Parton said she doesn't have any regrets about not having children. 

"God didn't let me have kids so everybody's kids could be mine," she said. "I can keep my nieces and nephews and then when I'm sick of them, I can say, 'Hey, come get these kids, they're driving me crazy.' I'm a Great Aunt Granny, is what they call me." 

And Parton has no plans to slow down any time soon. 

"I will never retire unless I have to," she said, laughing. "As long as I'm able to get up in the morning, get that makeup on and my high heels on, and even if I can't wear high heels, I'm going to do like Mae West, I'm going to sit in a wheelchair with my high heels on."

Photo By: RD/Leon/Retna

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Keke Palmer

Todd Graff

Noah Lindsey Cyrus With Leticia Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus And Billy Ray Cyrus

Quinton Aaron

Orlando Jones

Vivica A. Fox

Paula Patton

Queen Latifah

Jeremy Jordan

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton along with Paula Patton, Vivica A. Fox, Todd Graff, Keke Palmer, Quinton Aaron, Orlando Jones, Queen Latifah and others, attended The World Premiere of 'Joyful Noise' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California last night.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Monday, February 15, 2010


Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton wants a musical movie based of her life. The Country Music star is currently working on bringing her biopic to the big screen. Dolly is putting plans into place for the story of how she went from a poor little girl living in the mountains of Tennessee to one of the biggest selling country singers in history. Dolly has also hinted that she would like Scarlett Johansson to play her in a movie. She says, "I'm working on my life story. I'm not decided if it's going to be a musical or a movie with music in it. I've not thought about who will play me - but we need someone little. "And if they don't have enough up top we'll have to give them a big old boob job."
Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


American Theatre Wing's 2009 Tony Award
Meet the Nominees Press Reception


Martha Plimpton

Marcia Gay Harden

Hope Davis

Liza Minnelli

Jeff Daniels

Jane Fonda

James Gandolfini

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and James Gandolfini, Liza Minnelli and many other Broadway stars attended the American Theatre Wing's 2009 Tony Award Meet the Nominees Press Reception at the Millennium Hotel in New York City today.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Friday, May 01, 2009


Stephanie J. Block With Allison Janney And Megan Hilty

Dolly Parton

Allison Janney

Stephanie J. Block

Dolly Parton and Stephanie J. Block on stage during the Broadway Opening Night Performance and Curtain Call for 9 to 5 the Musical, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in Times Square, New York City. This is one show you have to see while visiting the Big Apple.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Superstar Dolly Parton is very determined to continue her career, because she has 3,000 people on her payroll. The Country Music singer is one of 12 children and financially supports her family, as well a string of string of business ventures, including her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee. The 63 year old is vowing to continue working well into her old age, because she owes it to the thousands of people that are employed by her. She tells New York Magazine, "It’s not like this is a job that I shop I do good at. It’s a joy, and it’s just my nature. And I’ve made it into something I can make money doing. And thank God for that. Because nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I’ve got… And not just family - it’s for a lot of other people to have their dreams, too." And Parton insists she’s become such a beacon of hope, she’s earned a reputation comparable to U.S. President Barack Obama. She also adds, "Going into a new business, you make a certain amount of money, build your name, build your brand, and it’s prestigious, but it gives other people opportunities, too, even if it’s not something I particularly want to do myself. I’m creating jobs. I’m like Obama! O-Dolly and Obama!"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Samantha Mathis

Colin Hanks With Girlfriend

Jane Fonda And Moises Kaufman At Opening Party

Dolly Parton And Jane Fonda Backstage

Hollywood icon Jane Fonda's return to Broadway has divided New York City's theatre critics, who have described her performance as a terminally ill academic in 33 VARIATIONS as both "elegant" and "strained". The famed actress, at age 71, took to the stage for the first time in 46 years last night, to star alongside Samantha Mathis and Colin Hanks in the Moises Kaufman play.Stars attending the show, included Renee Zellweger, Dolly Parton, Geoffrey Rush and Rosie O’Donnell, gave the actress a standing ovation, but the celebrity turnout wasn’t enough to fully win over the hard reviewers. A critic for the New York Times put aside what is branded as a "clunky" opening to applaud Fonda for her "elegantly restrained" performance, while a Washington Post writer added, "Fonda’s agelessness owes something to both the longevity of her fame and the intensity of her struggle against physical decline… On this occasion, she not only manages to transcend time, but also the material." But a reviewer for is more hesitant: "Her voice is occasionally strained, and she lacks the passion to make us care… Despite (co-star Zach) Grenier’s robust performance and solid work from Samantha Mathis, Colin Hanks, Don Amendolia, Susan Kellermann, and Erik Steele, these Variations are on themes that are all-too-familiar." Fonda made her Broadway debut in 1960 play There Was a Little Girl, earning her a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress, and her last stint came in 1963 drama Strange Interlude. We at Times Square Gossip think seeing a legend like Jane Fonda on Broadway, is worth the trip all in itself . 33 Variations is scheduled to run until May 24th.
Photos By: Walter McBride/Retna

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Dolly Parton Looks Great

Allison Janney With Megan Hilty, Dolly Parton And Stephanie J. Block In Times Square

Dolly Parton showed up at the 9 to 5 : THE MUSICAL Meet & Greet the cast & creative team at the Duke 42nd Street Studios in Times Square, New York City today. Dolly looks great. This is one star who stays young forever and still has that old Hollywood class.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Dolly Parton

Country music superstar Dolly Parton is pissed off at shock Sirius shock jock Howard Stern after he broadcast what he claimed was a segment from her online audio book on his radio show.The clearly-doctored audio manipulated her speaking voice to create racist and sexually vulgar comments, which Stern played to his listeners last week. Stern and his crew joked about the audio, stating they were "shocked to hear Dolly talking like that", and the host himself called it "disgusting" - but the country star was far from amused.The doctored tape also featured Parton apparently ridiculing Burt Reynolds, Kenny Rogers and beloved television host Johnny Carson.The angry singer says, "I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life. I cannot believe what Howard Stern has done to me."I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth. They have done editing or some sort of trickery to make this horrible, horrible thing."Please accept my apology for them and certainly know I had nothing to do with this… I just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this." And Parton is keen to seek legal action against Stern and his Sirius Satellite Radio bosses, adding, "If there was ever going to be a lawsuit, it’s going to be over this."

Monday, February 11, 2008


Dolly Parton

Country superstar Dolly Parton is donating her breasts to her fans, claiming they are so famous they are like "public property". The 62 year old icon nicknames her boobs "shock and awe", and insists they deserve credit for boosting her huge sucessfull career. She says, "They do seem like public property in a way. They served me well I don’t know if I’m supporting them or they’re supporting me."I’ve always had nice ones but of course I’ve had ‘em jacked up a bit. And they’re part of the persona, it always takes a little pressure off me."

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Beautiful Country Singer Dolly Parton has written a musical based on her exciting and wonderful life, but has no plans to have it performed until she’s lived a little bit more.The singing superstar, who celebrated her 61st birthday this month, hasn’t finished her life story yet, so the musical she dreamed up will have to wait to she's ready. Parton explains, "I’ve written a musical of my life story."I’ve pretty much got it all written. I’m hoping that possibly I may do that as a movie. Then somebody else can take it later and put it on Broadway."I want it to be the right time. I’m still living it, so I don’t want to tell my life story yet. I thought it was a little premature."

Friday, December 07, 2007


Dolly Parton wants Scarlett Johansson to play her in a movie of her life.The '9 to 5' singer has reportedly been in talks with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes about producing the biopic and is keen for blonde beauty Scarlett to take on the lead role.A source said: "Dolly is a huge fan of Scarlett and thinks she would be perfect for the role. She has approached Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to see if they will produce the film."She's really excited about the project, and is determined to have the very best people in town working on it."Meanwhile, Dolly recently joked her famous breasts will rise like mountains from her grave when she is dead and buried.The 'I Will Always Love You' singer hopes fans visiting her final resting place will make pilgrimages by mule to the peaks of her mammary mounds.Dolly said: "I can just see two big mountains growing up out of my grave, and people going around on mule rides to look at them. Throughout my whole career, I've been known for two things - I'm talking about my music and my lyrics!"

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Ageless Dolly Parton

Amy Winehouse says Dolly Parton's look is "cool".The 'Rehab' singer, who says Dolly is one of her favourite style icons, is impressed by the efforts Parton goes to in maintaining her glamorous image for her husband.Amy told Britain's Style magazine: "I heard she wakes up every day four hours before her husband to put on her face. Four hours! I think that's cool."Amy, who is known for her trademark messy beehive hairstyle and thick black eyeliner, confessed she loves "looking after" her man.She said: "I've always been a little homemaker."The 23-year-old, who wed Blake Fielder-Civil in a secret US ceremony last month, confessed she and her husband write each other secret notes when they are in public "all the time".Amy, who was separated from Blake for a year before they married, confessed the heartbreak almost pushed her to the edge and inspired many of the tracks on her 'Back To Black' album.She said: "All the songs are about the state of my relationship at the time with Blake. I thought we'd never see each other again. He laughs about it now. He's like, 'What do you mean, you thought we'd never see each other again? We love each other. We've always loved each other.'"But I don't think it's funny. I wanted to die."
Note: You must hear the new Amy Winehouse album.... IT ROCKS !

Friday, June 08, 2007


Dolly Parton yesterday in New York City

Dolly Parton has joked her famous breasts will rise like mountains from her grave when she is dead and buried.The 'I Will Always Love You' singer hopes fans visiting her final resting place will make pilgrimages by mule to the peaks of her mammary mounds. Dolly said: "I can just see two big mountains growing up out of my grave,and people going around on mule rides to look at them."Throughout my whole career, I've been known for two things -I'm talking about my music and my lyrics!"The 61-year-old country singer and songwriter made the speech at a ceremony honoring her initiation into the Songwriters Hall of Fame yesterday. Dolly added: "Songwriting is my favorite thing to do. It is my private time with God. That's when I feel closest to God even when the songs I'm writing are just God-awful."She also performed her hit '9 to 5' at the ceremony held at New York's Manhattan hotel. Also present were new inductees Jackson Browne who wrote 'Running on Empty' and Don Black, who wrote the lyrics for 'Born Free' which won an Oscar for Best Original Song after featuring in the 1967 film of the same name. Michael Masser, who wrote 'Touch Me in the Morning' and Irving Burgie, who wrote 'Day-O', songwriter and entertainer John Legend and music publisher and producer Don Kirschner were also inducted yesterday.The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 to celebrate and promote songwriting talent. Previous inductees include Carole King, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel,Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Hal David and Burt Bacharach.