Trisha Yearwood to Be Honored With ASCAP Voice of Music Award
Trisha Yearwood had better start clearing some room on her trophy shelf, because soon she’ll have another award to add to the mix. The Grammy-winning artist is being recognized with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award, highlighting her creative contributions to country music culture and accomplishments in her distinguished career thus far.
The honor, presented by performing rights organization ASCAP, rewards "songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation” and display a “unique style of creative genius that will inspire and enrich generations to come.” The award has already gone to an impressive roster of artists, including George Strait, Amy Grant and Kenny Chesney.
Yearwood will receive her award at the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Nov. 2 in Nashville. The event will also recognize songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most-performed country songs from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
The country singer and her husband, Garth Brooks, are fixtures in the music community and in Nashville, having performed regularly at the Grand Ole Opry and achieved longevity in their individual careers. Both artists are being admitted to the Music City Walk of Fame in September and will be honored with a special ceremony to celebrate.
“Trisha and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville special,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says of the couple. “They are musicians. They are entrepreneurs. And they are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is as inspiring as their music. The city of Nashville is proud to recognize their accomplishments as individuals through inducting them into the Walk of Fame, and we are thrilled they will be our first husband-wife team to receive this honor.”
Yearwood also had an exhibit open at the Country Music Hall of Fame this summer, and has been on tour with Brooks as part of his comeback tour, which has been breaking revenue records with multiple back-to-back dates around the country.
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