Berry Gordy to Receive Pioneer Award

By on March 28, 2013

Motown Founder Berry Gordy To Receive Pioneer Award At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala

Previously Announced Inductees Include Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

New York, NY- March 12, 2013 – Motown founder Berry Gordy will be the recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award, to be presented at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today.

The Pioneer Award was established in 2012 to honor the career of a historic creator of an extensive body of musical work that has been a major influence on generations of songwriters.  Gordy is the first living person to receive this distinction, which was presented posthumously to Woody Guthrie in 2012.

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