Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Steve Dorff Receives 17th BMI Film & TV Music Award


L to R - Mike Steinberg, Doreen Ringer Ross, Steve Dorff, and Mike O'Neill
Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for BMI

NASHVILLE, TN – Songwriters Hall of Fame member Steve Dorff was honored with his 17th BMI Film and TV Music Award for the Murphy Brown series at the 35th Annual BMI Film, TV, & Visual Media Awards in Los Angeles. Dorff is photographed with Executive VP of Creative & Licensing Mike Steinberg, VP of Film/TV Creative Doreen Ringer Ross, and BMI President and CEO Mike O'Neill at the awards show.

Dorff has written for numerous TV series and feature films such as Growing PainsMurder She Wrote, Columbo, RebaSpenser: For HireJust the Ten of UsThe Singing BeeEvery Which Way But Loose, Pure CountryBronco BillyRocky IV, Tin Cup, and Honkytonk Man. His writing credits include iconic hits with legendary artists such as Barbra Streisand ("Higher Ground"), Celine Dion ("Miracle"), Anne Murray ("I Just Fall in Love Again"), Kenny Rogers ("Through the Years"), George Strait ("I Cross My Heart"), Eddie Rabbitt ("Every Which Way But Loose"), and countless others.  

About Steve Dorff: The Grammy and Emmy-nominated songwriter Steve Dorff was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. He is the recipient of over 40 BMI awards, 20 Top 10 hits, 14 Billboard No.1 awards, and an American Music Award. His career spans five decades with over 400 songs and numerous No. 1 hits.

Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard, published Steve's memoir, I Wrote That One, Too… A Life In Songwriting from Willie to Whitney in November 2017. The book chronicles his journey from his childhood in Queens to Manhattan to Nashville to his eventual arrival in Los Angeles, sharing anecdotes, advice, and insights into his phenomenal career along the way. This book is a stargazer, as Dorff recounts a host of often-hilarious behind-the-scenes stories that feature the many famous singers, musicians, producers, and lyricists with whom he has collaborated. He lent his voice to the audiobook version released via BMG Books in January 2019. Steve enjoys performing his best-loved songs at venues across the country, songwriting, and producing tracks for artists. 

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