B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford to honor songwriters

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Posted: Jun 02, 2016 7:13 AM
B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford to honor songwriters

NEW YORK (AP) — Presentations and performances from the B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford and Sister Sledge will be featured at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner in New York City on June 9.

The event will also feature comedian James Corden, songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, singer Rachel Platten, actors Jussie Smolette and Jon Voight, the organization announced Thursday.

This year's inductees are Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Chip Taylor. Special award recipients include Lionel Richie, Nick Jonas and Seymour Stein.