ZZ Top‘s Billy F. Gibbons is set to receive BMI’s coveted Troubadour Award at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 18.
The award honors Gibbons’ songwriting work, which has “made a profound impact on the creative community as their craft continues to set the pace for generations to follow,” according to a press release. As the chief songwriter for ZZ Top, Gibbons’ credits include iconic hits such as “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs,” “Cheap Sunglasses” and “La Grange.”
“With a career spanning several decades, Billy has penned an array of timeless hits that have left an indelible mark on the music industry,” says BMI’s VP of Creative Nashville Clay Bradley. “His ability to craft lyrics that resonate with audiences across generations is a testament to his songwriting prowess and he is the epitome of what the BMI Troubadour Award represents.”
The night will include tribute performances and commemorative speeches by special guests during a cocktail reception and dinner.
Previous Troubadour Award recipients include John Hiatt, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen and Lucinda Williams.
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