Kim Mitchell to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Kim Mitchell has been responsible for some brilliant and often iconic Canadian songs, starting in the 70s with Max Webster and through a long solo career. Those achievements are now being acknowledged by an induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. This was supposed to happen during Canadian Music Week last year, but COVID screwed that up.

The induction will happen on Wednesday, July 21 on Global-TV’s The Morning Show. Kim will be joined by his friend Ed Roberts of the Barenaked Ladies. This will coincide with the release of a new single called “Best I Never Had,” released through El Mocambo Records.

From the press release:

“We have been waiting for the right moment to celebrate Kim’s induction to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in the true fashion that he deserves; and we’re thrilled to be able to honour his legacy of songwriting on the stage, where he shines best,” said Vanessa Thomas, VP, Member and Industry Relations for SOCAN. “Kim is an originator and authentic in everything he pursues, from songwriting to transforming radio airwaves, defining the indie-rock genre in Canada and putting it all on the stage for his fans. He is among Canada’s rock elite, and continues to influence and innovate through his music.”

I’ve known Kim for years and he’s a fantastic dude. Congrats!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Kim Mitchell to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

  • July 16, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    He’s definitely done his Rock n Roll duty! Congrats to Kim, a great example of Canadian talent that’s under appreciated.

    • July 18, 2021 at 2:42 am

      Just wanted to “thumbs up” Vocab Mad’s comment. Totally agree.


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