Americana Music Association Honors Van Morrison

Named 2017 Recipient of Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting

Van Morrison will receive the Americana Music Association’s 2017 lifetime achievement award for songwriting on Sept. 13 during the organization’s Americana Honors and Awards show in Nashville.

The Irish-born singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy winner is considered one of the most prolific recording artists and hardest working performers of his era.

Morrison is a member of the Rock and Roll, Songwriters and the Irish Music halls of fame. Astral Weeks, Moondance and “Gloria” were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, while “Brown Eyed Girl” followed eight years later in 2007. He received his knighthood from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February 2016.

Morrison will headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 14 as part of the 2017 Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from Sept. 12-17.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.