Congrats Willie Nelson! Willie Nelson is the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize. Presented by the Library of Congress, the award honors “musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of poplular song exemplify the standard of excellence assosiated with George and Ira Gershwin by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding, entertaining and informing audiences and inpsiring new generations.”
Nelson will be honored by Rosanne Cash, Leon Bridges, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon and Neil Young in the concert: Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which premieres Friday, Jan 15th at 9PM on PBS. Click HERE for more info.
Jan 14 2016
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers just announced the lineup of its’ 18th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Running during the daytime from Jan 22 – 29, the esteemed event presents a fresh mix of rising and recognized talents, especially curated by ASCAP for the Sundance Film Festival. Tift Merritt will be a featured guest on Jan 23rd and Jan 24th. For a complete lineup of artists click HERE.
ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Munoz commented: “Both ASCAP and Sundance Institute are dedicated to developing and supporting great art and the people that create it. The Music Café is always a highlight of our year”. Thank you ASCAP! Click HERE for the Official Press Release.
Jan 06 2016
What would we do without these two?! Click HERE to read an excerpt from Tony Bennett’s introduction to the LIFE special edition Sinatra at 100.
Dec 12 2015
Tune in this Sunday December 6th at 9PM on CBS for Sinatra 100: An All-star Grammy Concert celebrating The Voice who was also an 11-time Grammy Award winner. Emanating from Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas, the celebration includes performances of many of Sinatra’s classics by Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Usher, and many more.
Click HERE for 17 more ways to celebrate the centennial of one of the greatest performers and interpreters of the Great American Songbook of all time!
Dec 04 2015