Collins & Swift Land Songwriter Hall Of Fame AwardsBy WENN
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Music veteran PHIL COLLINS and country music star TAYLOR SWIFT will be among the honorees at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards next month (Jun10).
Collins will receive the Johnny Mercer Award - the highest honour bestowed by the organisation - at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards induction dinner in New York City on 17 June (10).
The accolade is bestowed upon a previously-inducted songwriter who has a history of outstanding work.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Grammy winner Swift will follow in the footsteps of Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and last year’s (09) winner Jason Mraz as the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award. The prize is given to songwriters who have made a significant impact in the music industry through original songs.
Inductees set to be honoured at the 40th annual ceremony will include: Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White.