John Hiatt to receive performing-rights honour next month

Rolling Stone is reporting that americana legend (and he genuinely is) John Hiatt, whose songs have been recorded by everyone from Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop, is going to be honoured in September by the performing-rights organization BMI with the presentation of its Troubadour Award.

They report: “At the private ceremony in Nashville on September 9th — the week of the Americana Music Festival & Conference — Hiatt will become only the third such honoree of this particular award, after 2015 recipient Robert Earl Keen and John Prine, who received the award in 2018. The honor, according to a statement from BMI, “celebrates writers who craft for the sake of the song and set the pace for generations of writers who will follow.””

Hiatt is a former recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting which he received back in 2008.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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