The Beach Boys' Mike Love Nominated for Induction into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

The Beach Boys' Mike Love Nominated for Induction into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy® Winner, New York Times Best-Selling Author, co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, has been nominated for induction into the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame, in the prestigious "Performing Songwriter" category. Love has written or co-written the lyrics and hooks to some of the most performed songs in pop music history including "California Girls," I Get Around," "Fun Fun Fun," "Good Vibrations," and "Kokomo," cementing The Beach Boys legacy, alongside The Beatles and Michael Jackson, as the only artists to have produced twelve Top 10 Singles, within 5 years. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music heard around the world. A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. Inductees will be feted at the organization's 50th Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019, in New York City.

Love's nomination comes on the heels of an impressive release week for his new holiday album Reason For The Season, out now via BMG.Within one week of release, the album debuted at #4 on Billboard's Holiday Album Chart and #6 on the Independent Albums Chart. To order Reason For The Season, click here:

The 12-track album features an array of bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock tracks including "Finally It's Christmas" featuring HANSON as well as Christmas classics like "Little St Nick," and "Jingle Bell Rock." The album also includes softer traditional carols and ballads such as "Do You Hear What I Hear," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "O Holy Night," and "Away in a Manger" featuring vocals from Love's children, Hayleigh, Christian Brian and Ambha Love.

Reason for the Season comes at a particularly prolific time for Mike Love following the release of 2017's Unleash The Love, an acclaimed album featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings and 14 reinterpretations of Beach Boys' classics. Unleash The Love was released on the heels of his New York Times best-selling memoir Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy.

The Beach Boys are set to embark on a holiday tour that kicks off in Chattanooga on November 16, performing holiday classics from The Beach Boys Christmas album as well as new music from Mike Love's chart-topping Reason for the Season. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, longtime member Bruce Johnston who along with musical director Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys continue to perform over 150 dates per year worldwide.

Tickets to see The Beach Boys on tour are now on sale. VIP package offerings are available for every show and include a Meet & Greet, the holiday album, autographed books, and exclusive memorabilia. Please visit or for purchase.



Chattanooga, TN

Tivoli Theatre


Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre


Boston, MA

Wilbur Theatre


Medford, MA

Chevalier Theater


Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center


Baltimore, MD

Lyric Opera House


Greensburg, PA

Palace Theatre


Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Theater


North Bethesda, MI

Music Center at Strathmore


Huntington, NY

Paramount Huntington


Williamsport, PA

Community Arts Center


Wilmington, DE

The Grand


Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium


North Charleston, Sc

North Charleston PAC


Durham, NC



Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Community College

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