Bryan Adams to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Bryan Adams is heading to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The venerable Canadian rocker was named one of the first inductees in 2022, alongside his collaborator and frequent friend, songwriter Jim Vallance.

Both men will be honored when the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame marks a return to in-person events with a gala ceremony at Massey Hall in Toronto on September 24.

The evening will feature the class of 2022 inductees, many of whom are yet to be announced, and will feature tributes and live performances.

Adams rose to prominence after a mutual friend introduced him to Vallance at a Long and McQuade musical instrument store in Vancouver in 1978.

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Their work culminated in the 1983 album Cut like a knifewhich spawned various hit singles, including It comes from the heart. It also earned Adams the Juno for Male Vocalist of the Year, and they shared the honor as Songwriters of the Year.

They followed that up with Recklesswho climbed to number one on the US and Canadian album charts with hit singles Summer 69, run towards you and Paradisethe duo’s first single to top the charts.

Adams went on to record a string of other rock hits, while Vallance wrote songs for Glass Tiger, Anne Murray and Joan Jett. He co-wrote Heart’s what about lovewho was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.

They reunited in 2018 for the music and lyrics of Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical.

Adams is set to release his 15th studio album, So happy it hurtsFriday.

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