Legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will be honored as the recipient of the Les Paul Innovation Award next month. The award is given to individuals who have “set a high standard of excellence in the creative application of recording technology.” It will be presented to Browne at the 33rd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, CA on January 27, 2018.
“Jackson Browne’s success as a singer, songwriter and guitarist has had a prolific impression on the music industry throughout his successful career,” says Michael Braunstein, Executive Director of the Les Paul Foundation. “Like Les Paul, Jackson has never shied away from expressing his emotions or thoughts through his music. I have no doubt that Les would have liked to share a few jams with Jackson along the way.”
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Jackson Browne came to prominence in the 70s with hits such as “Running On Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes” and “Take It Easy” (written with Glenn Frey and recorded and released by the Eagles as the band’s first single). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Earlier this month, Browne released a new single and video for “The Dreamer”. In 2018 he’ll hit the road for a string of dates in Hawaii, the northeast United States and Australia.