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    "For Isla"


As we all know, the mysterious Coronavirus has disrupted our lives, bringing illness, death
and uncertainty over the globe.

Under the current circumstances, it is with great sadness that I must postpone my appearance
as part of the Poets & Prophets series at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville that
was scheduled for March 21.

I am fine but under medical orders not to travel until this horrible threat is hopefully under
control in the coming months. My thoughts are also with all of those in Tennessee who
have suffered from the recent tornadoes as well.

My deepest thanks go out to Michael Gray and everyone involved at CMHOF
as well as all my friends and fans for their understanding and support.

I look forward to seeing Music City again very soon and singing my heart out.

Love, Jackie 


Jackie DeShannon

Puts A Little Love Into USC’s SHOF

Master Session

Jackie DeShannon 
was the latest Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee to be interviewed at USC’s Thornton School of Music by Chris Sampson, the Founder of the Contemporary Music Program, on Friday October 25th to the delight of students who honored Jackie with inspirational questions and a glowing tribute to her catalog of hits.

read the full article at songhall.org


Jackie in Variety   Jackie at Spotify
January 2020 Issue   Bruce Springsteen "The Live Series"
"When You Walk In The Room


Singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon is best-known as the soulful voice behind two enduring 1960s anthems: Bacharach-David’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and her own “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.” A pioneering female musician, Jackie has recorded a diverse range of genres: rock, folk, R&B, country, gospel and jazz.

Her songs have been performed/recorded by Kim Carnes, Bruce Springsteen, The Temptations, Al Green & Annie Lennox, Taylor Swift, Ry Cooder, The Searchers, The Fleetwoods, The Ronettes, The Byrds, Dolly Parton, Cher, The Carpenters, Rick Nelson, Van Morrison, The Righteous Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Brenda Lee, Mahalia Jackson, Irma Thomas, Marianne Faithfull, The Searchers, Michael McDonald, Pam Tillis, and dozens more.

Born in Kentucky, Jackie started her career on live radio while in her teens.  Her earliest recordings were rooted in rockabilly, such as her Buddy Holly tribute, "Buddy." Jackie wrote dozens of songs with Sharon Sheeley ("Dum Dum," "The Great Imposter," "Breakaway").  She has collaborated with some of the industry’s best songwriters including Randy Newman, Jack Nitzsche, Van Morrison, John Bettis and Jimmy Page.

1964 opening act for The Beatles on their first American tour 
1965 recorded "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," which she co-wrote with Randy Myers and Jimmy Holiday
1968 released her groundbreaking LP "Laurel Canyon,"  one of the first albums written, conceptualized, and co-produced by a woman
1982 Grammy Winner for Song Of The Year - "Bette Davis Eyes," co-written with Donna Weiss
2004 reissue album “Jackie” selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of 2004’s top ten reissue albums
2008 Jackie’s Grammy-nominated version of Bacharach/David's “What The World Needs Now Is Love” inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame
2013 recipient of Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Governor's Award
2010 inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
2018 inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame




      "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"

      "What The World Needs Now Is Love"


      "When You Walk In The Room"

       "Holly Would"