Graham Nash is about to obtain the Lifetime Achievement prize on the Americana Music Awards.
The 76-year-old iconic singer songwriter is to obtain the UK Americana Music Affiliation’s highest honour at subsequent yr’s ceremony, and the establishment has described him as a becoming recipient.
The corporate’s CEO Stevie Freeman stated: “It feels completely proper that Graham Nash OBE shall be accepting our Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, becoming a member of previous winners Richard Thompson and Robert Plant.
“His prolific solo profession spans 5 a long time alongside an unimaginable physique of labor with two iconic bands: The Hollies and worldwide tremendous group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger.
“Nash wrote a few of CSNY’s most memorable songs, together with world extensive hits that stay a part of our musical panorama.”
The affiliation has additionally praised the musician for his fiercely political streak, and it famous that Graham is extremely motivated to make this world a greater place by way of politically charged lyrics in his works like ‘No, Nukes’, ‘Musicians United for Protected Vitality’ and ‘Navy Insanity.’
Stevie added: “He has by no means defend away from utilizing his voice for activism, with political and environmental messages usually head in his work.
“He is a superb icon for trans-transatlantic collaborations, proving as soon as once more that the core values of this music journey and blend to create a novel kind that we name Americana.”
The UK Americana Awards will happen on Thursday January 31 at Hackney Empire and shall be hosted by Bob Harris OBE.
The ‘Previous Gray Whistle Check’ presenter stated he was proud that ‘Curse of Lono’ would obtain the award named in his honour
He gushed: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be internet hosting the 4th annual AMA-UK Awards at Hackney Empire and personally proud to announce that the highly effective and mysterious ‘Curse of Lono’ would be the recipients of the Bob Harris Rising Artist Award for 2019.”