Lionel Richie To Be Honored By NARM AT Music Biz 2012
April 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM (PT)
NARM will present the "Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement" to MERCURY NASHVILLE artist LIONEL RICHIE at the MUSIC BIZ 2012 AWARDS DINNER PARTY on THURSDAY, MAY 10th at the HYATT REGENCY CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL in LOS ANGELES.
"LIONEL RICHIE has been a force in the music business for more than four decades and is still going strong today, a remarkable feat that grows increasingly rare each year," NARM Pres. JIM DONIO said. "Like the music industry itself, he has shown remarkable resilience in the face of countless challenges, and has maintained his artistic integrity and relevance through it all. We are thrilled to present him with the 'MUSIC BIZ 2012 Chairman's Award.'"
In other LIONEL RICHIE news, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC’s “ACM Presents: LIONEL RICHIE and Friends -- In Concert” will air on FRIDAY (4/13)on CBS-TV. MARC ANTHONY, DARIUS RUCKER, BIG & RICH, JASON ALDEAN, THE BAND PERRY, LUKE BRYAN, SARA EVANS, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MARTINA MCBRIDE, JENNIFER NETTLES, RASCAL FLATTS, KENNY CHESNEY, TIM MCGRAW and KENNY ROGERS performed for the show. The show will feature collaborations of RICHIE’s biggest hits with Country stars.
The taping of the show took place on APRIL 2nd at the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS. Ticket proceeds will benefit the ACM LIFTING LIVES charity.