BMI will honor John Fogerty as a BMI Icon at its 58th Annual Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, the invitation-only event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed pop songs. The capstone of the evening will be an all-star musical tribute to Fogerty.
BMI Icons are selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” As a BMI Icon, Fogerty will join the likes of Gamble & Huff, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, the Bee Gees, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton, and Hall & Oates.
From his legendary recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival to his solo work and recent return to his more country side with The Blue Ridge Rangers, Fogerty is an acclaimed Grammy winner and member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame. In honor of Fogerty and his friend Keith Urban (and the onset of spring training), here’s a video, courtesy of CMT, of a rocking version of Fogerty’s “Centerfield.”