March 24, 2023 I Event
NAMM to Honor John Fogerty with ‘Music for Life’ Award
John Fogerty will be presented with the NAMM Music for Life award during The 2023 NAMM Show on April 13 in Anaheim, California. The award is the industry’s highest honor and is presented in recognition of Fogerty’s lifelong contributions to music and commitment to inspiring music makers.
“John Fogerty is a living example of inspiration and character, as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and artistic visionary,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “When I was 10, my dad brought home the Creedence Clearwater Revival album ‘Green River’ and said, ‘Play like this.’ That moment started my own musical journey, and I imagine many walking The NAMM Show floor can say the same thing. Honoring him with the Music for Life Award will be a personal highlight for me and a huge privilege for all NAMM members.”
The award annually recognizes individuals or organizations that exemplify NAMM’s vision of music-making as a precious element of daily living for everyone. In receiving the award, Fogerty will join past recipients who include Quincy Jones, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, Jason Mraz, Graham Nash, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Yoko Ono, Henry Mancini, Bob Weir, Nancy Wilson and in 2022, Kenny Loggins, among others.
As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own — equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie and Southern fried rock ’n’ roll. Fogerty is a Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition, he is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song “Centerfield,” a staple at baseball stadiums across the country. He has sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career.
In January 2023, Fogerty acquired a majority interest in the worldwide publishing rights to his CCR song catalog from Concord, giving him control of his music for the first time in 50 years.