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Alan Jackson is set to receive one of songwriting’s highest honors this fall, the ASCAP Founders Award. The award puts him in the company of Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks and James Taylor.
It comes from ASCAP, which is one of the two major performing rights organizations, the groups that collect royalty money for songwriters.
The Founders Award, ASCAP says, goes to those who “have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow creators.”
Among Alan’s accomplishments: 50 million albums sold and 34 No. 1 hits.
He’ll get the award Sept. 14 at a black-tie, invitation-only soiree in Nashville.