2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

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2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, musician Yusuf Cat Stevens performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, John Prine performs during the Americana Honors and Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon Prine and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, Tom T. Hall arrives at the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine, as well as songwriter Hall, and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, musician Yusuf Cat Stevens performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, John Prine performs during the Americana Honors and Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon Prine and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, Tom T. Hall arrives at the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine, as well as songwriter Hall, and others announced Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, by the organization. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)