ANAHEIM (CelebrityAccess) Jackson Browne will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at music trade show NAMM on Jan 27 to be held in the Hilton Anaheim’s Pacific Ballroom in Anaheim, California
The singer-songwriter is being honored as part of the conference’s Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards). Previous recipients include Neil Young, Pete Townshend, and Bruce Springsteen
“Jackson Browne’s success as a singer, songwriter and guitarist has had a prolific impression on the music industry throughout his successful career,” said Michael Braunstein, executive director of the Les Paul Foundation. “ Like Les Paul, Jackson has never shied away from expressing his emotions or thoughts through his music. I have no doubt that Les would have liked to share a few jams with Jackson along the way.”
The award recognizes “individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul.”
Browne has announced Spring 2018 tour dates in Hawaii and on the East Coast with his full band. Following his recently announced Australia tour in March, Browne has added two Hawaiian dates in Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui in April, and a string of dates on the East Coast in May.
Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.