The Songwriters Hall of Fame is headed for some "Good Times" in its executive branch.
CHIC co-founder and hitmaker Nile Rodgers -- a SHOF inductee in 2016 -- has been unanimously elected by the Board of Directors to serve as the organization's chairman for the next three years, succeeding Philly soul architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
In a statement, Rodgers -- currently preparing for the Sept. 14 release of It's About Time, CHIC's first new album in 26 years -- said that, "I am truly honored and beyond humbled to be elected by such an esteemed group as this illustrious board. I will try and serve with all my heart. I hope I can make you half as proud of me as I am to even sit in the room with you who've done so much for the furtherance of composition. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve the songwriting community."
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"Working with Nile at Abbey Road was so enjoyable. It's breathtaking to see a man who has been working and striving towards greatness for so long approaching the writing and recording process with the same joy and passion that he always has. Truly an amazing learning experience and a wild fever dream come true," Mura Masa said.
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