Van Mor­ri­son to re­ceive life­time award at Amer­i­cana Awards

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/Entertainment -

NASHVILLE - Grammy win­ning Ir­ish singer-song­writer Van Mor­ri­son, who wrote songs like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Wild Night,” will re­ceive a life­time achieve­ment award for song­writ­ing at the Amer­i­cana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 13.

The Amer­i­cana Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced on Friday that Mor­ri­son will also head­line a con­cert the fol­low­ing night as a part of the Amer­i­cana Fes­ti­val. Mor­ri­son rose to promi­nence in the ‘60s as the lead singer of the Ir­ish band Them, known for their song “Glo­ria.” As a solo singer, he com­bined soul, R&B, Celtic folk and jazz with mys­ti­cism. Amer­i­cana Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Jed Hilly said Mor­ri­son “cre­ated a cat­a­logue of mu­sic that has served as a sound­track for our lives.”

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