A native of Berkeley, Calif., John Fogerty began his career as the lead singer/songwriter and guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival, with whom he released the No. 1 albums Green River (1969) and Cosmo's Factory (1970), the latter of which was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame this year and features six tracks that peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Long As I Can See The Light" and "Run Through The Jungle." Among the hits Fogerty composed for CCR are "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Green River," "Down On The Corner," "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Travelin' Band," and "Fortunate Son." The group's final album before disbanding was 1972's Mardi Gras, which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.
In 1975 Fogerty released a self-titled solo album, which cracked the Billboard 200 and featured the Top 40 hit "Rockin' All Over The World." In 1985 Fogerty released Centerfield, which climbed to No. 1 and earned the singer/songwriter his first career GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance — Male. (In 2010 Fogerty became the first musician to be honored during a Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony and performed the album's title track.) Fogerty earned his first GRAMMY in 1997 for Best Rock Album for Blue Moon Swamp, which peaked in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. Fogerty subsequently released several albums to crack the Top 40, including Premonition (1998, No. 29), Deja Vu All Over Again (2004, No. 23), Revival (2007, No. 14), and The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (2009, No. 24).
Released in May 2013, Wrote A Song For Everyone is a 14-track set that features Fogerty recording songs from his catalog with several guest artists, including fellow GRAMMY winners Bob Seger ("Who'll Stop The Rain"), Brad Paisley ("Hot Rod Heart"), Zac Brown Band ("Bad Moon Rising"), Foo Fighters ("Fortunate Son"), Keith Urban ("Almost Saturday Night"), and Miranda Lambert and Tom Morello ("Wrote A Song For Everyone"), among others. Following the album's release, in September 2013 the GRAMMY Museum launched the exhibit John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone, which was on display through January 2014 and featured artifacts such as Forgerty's personal scrapbook from his time with Creedence Clearwater Revival and his "Centerfield" baseball bat-shaped guitar.