Robbie Robertson, founding guitarist and main songwriter of The Band, will be presented with the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He’ll receive the honor at the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner, held May 9 in Toronto.
In addition to his enduring and influential work with The Band, Robertson toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, released a number of acclaimed solo albums, and has written the score for several Martin Scorsese films.
This year, the 75-year-old artist will be releasing a new studio album, and is also working on a documentary based on his 2016 memoir, Testimony.
As a member of The Band, Robbie has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has been honored with Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Robertson also was inducted individually into Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards is held annually during the Canadian Music Week conference. Tickets for the gala dinner, which will take place at Toronto’s Rebel Entertainment Complex, can be purchased at CMW.net.
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