Music icon Jody Watley, one of the architects of 21st century pop and a celebrated songwriter with BMI hosted the 2021 Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on Friday, June 25 at the Westin Washington DC City Center.
The WSHOF award ceremony paid homage to women “whose body of work represents the best of heritage and legacy of modern American music.”
The inaugural inductees included Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tawatha Agee, Naomi Judd, Roberta Flack, Dawnn Lewis, Deniece Williams, Valerie Simpson, Jekalyn Carr, Jerry Keever “Bunny” Hull, Dr. Veryl Howard, Klymaxx and The Go-Go’s.
The event was executive produced by Janice McLean DeLoatch, founder of WSHOF.
“I enjoyed hosting this incredible event honoring phenomenal songwriting legends,” says Watley.
Jody Watley, a Grammy winning trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style is also the first-ever membership ambassador for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 2021 WSHOF awards show was held June 25 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m. ET.
Information about the event, visit womensongwritershalloffame.org
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