Mariah Carey, Cat Stevens, Vince Gill & San Diego’s Jack Tempchin among 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees

Veteran San Diego singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin, best known for writing the Eagles’ hit “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” is poised to assume a higher profile after being selected as one of the 2019 nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Among the other inductees announced this week are Cat Stevens, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Cliff, John Prine, Chrissie Hynde, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Vince Gill, Missy Elliott (the first female hip-hop artist to ever make the ballot) and the songwriting team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.