Rogers, a SESAC affiliate and one of the most highly-esteemed performers in country music, will receive the SESAC Legacy Award in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the creative arts. The annual awards show, which celebrates the successes of SESAC’s songwriters and publishers, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.
â€œFor decades, Kenny Rogers has been recognized as one of the best entertainersâ€”in both pop and countryâ€”around the globe, and it is an incredible honor to present him with the SESAC Legacy Award,â€ says Josephson. â€œKenny is undeniably in a league of his own. Heâ€™s made immeasurable contributions to the world of entertainment, and paved the way for countless songwriters and artists. For that, we are grateful.â€
In addition to the Legacy Award, SESAC will name its Publisher of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year at the Nashville Music Awards. The invitation-only event will recognize its country and Americana songwriters and its publisher affiliates based on performance activity over the last year.
GRAMMYâ„¢ Award-winning country and pop superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. The Country Music Hall of Fame member and music icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and has charted a recording within each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers, who has toured at a furious pace since the 60s, was recently awarded with an induction into the IEBA Hall of Fame.
Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing chart-topping songs from a rich catalog of 24 No. 1 hits, including â€œThe Gambler,â€ â€œLady,â€ â€œIslands In The Stream,â€ â€œLucille,â€ “Through The Years,â€ â€œWeâ€™ve Got Tonightâ€ and â€œShe Believes In Me.â€
Rogersâ€™ final world tour, “The Gamblerâ€™s Last Deal,â€ continues into next year with a show that celebrates his musical legacy. The star-studded â€œAll In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogersâ€™ Farewell Concert Celebration,â€ featuring the final live performance together by Rogers and Dolly Parton, was held in Nashvilleâ€™s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017.
About SESAC Holdings, Inc.:
SESAC HoldingsÂ is the only U.S.-basedÂ Music Rights Organizationthat administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution.
SESAC Holdingsâ€™ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration.Â SESAC Performing RightsÂ is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdingsâ€™ acquisition of theÂ Harry Fox AgencyÂ (HFA) accelerated its transition to a â€œmulti-rightsâ€ organization with HFAâ€™s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC’sÂ RumblefishÂ subsidiary was merged with HFA’s Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.
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