Nile Rodgers to Be Honored by Recording Academy
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:51:37
Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers will be honored by The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. Congrats to the legend!
Rodgers, who is working with Duran Duran in the studio and who has had a career resurgence for his work on "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, is being celebrated "for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music" and will be feted on February 3 in Los Angeles during Grammy Week.
President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow spoke about Rodgers' contributions to music, saying, "Nile Rodgers is not only a revered member of the music community but also a founding member of the Wing and we look forward to celebrating his astonishing career, which continues to reach new musical heights and inspire generations."
Amen to that.
T-Bone Burnett, Quincy Jones and Neil Young are all past honorees, so Rodgers is in good company with this award. Plus, he deserves it x 1,000.
What is your fave Nile Rodgers track? Are you having a Nile Rodgers Renaissance, too?