Toby Keith To Receive NMPA 'Songwriter Icon Award'
May 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS’ ASSOCIATION (NMPA) will award their "2013 Songwriter Icon Award" to SHOWDOG- UNIVERSAL artist TOBY KEITH in NEW YORK CITY on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th.
The award recognizes songwriters for their personal career achievements as well as achievements that align with NMPA’s vision. In addition to musical success, KEITH continues to support US troops through participation in USO tours as well as devote time to his charity, the TOBY KEITH FOUNDATION.
"The NMPA is pleased to recognize TOBY KEITH and U.S. REP. TED DEUTCH for their contributions to songwriting, music publishing and creator's rights," said NMPA President/CEO, DAVID ISRAELITE. "TOBY KEITH's talent as a singer/songwriter is remarkable, but his dedication to fans, his work with the USO, and his commitment to music and songwriting as a craft has greatly influenced the industry."