The Doobie Brothers To Be Honored During Music Biz 2015

Pictured (L-R): John McFee, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers Pictured (L-R): John McFee, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers

Pictured (L-R): John McFee, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers will be honored with the Music Biz 2015 Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement during its upcoming event in Nashville. The honor will be given during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon, set for Thursday, May 14 at 12 p.m.

“The Doobie Brothers have achieved incredible success over the years, selling an astonishing number of records and maintaining a regular presence on the Billboard charts,” said Fred Beteille, Chairman of Music Biz. “By re-envisioning their greatest hits through the filter of country music, the band has revealed new dimensions to songs that millions of people know by heart. I’m honored that they will be the recipient of my first Award as Chairman of Music Biz and am excited to celebrate the legacy of this band as they enter the next chapter of their career.”

“Receiving this Award is a great honor, as it recognizes the music from our early days together and shines a light on the music we’re creating right now,” said Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers. “We’re excited about the new creative doors we’ve opened up for ourselves by working with so many great Country musicians and can’t wait to carry that experience forward. A heartfelt thanks from the whole band to the Music Business Association for this amazing Award,” adds The Doobie Brothers member Patrick Simmons.

Previous recipients of the Music Biz Chairman’s Award include Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Lionel Richie, Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Daryl Hall & John Oates, BB King, Chicago, Kool & The Gang, Carlos Santana, Liza Minnelli, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra, among others.

Music Biz 2015, which will be held in Nashville for the first time in Association history on May 12-14, will give the commerce and content sectors a place to meet with trading partners, network with new companies, and learn about new trends and products impacting the music business. Registration is available now, with early bird discounts available until March 8. For more information or to sign up for the conference, visit musicbiz2015.com.

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