Lionel Richie Honored by Songwriters Hall of Fame

Lionel Richie will get the highest honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He will be given the Johnny Mercer Award, given to a previous inductee whose body of work is considered the gold standard for songwriting.

Richie will receive the award during the hall of fame’s inductions on June 9 in New York. This year’s inductees are Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and Chip Taylor.

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