KC and The Sunshine Band were honored on Tuesday March 3 by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), recognizing their long-standing career and outstanding contributions to the music industry through iconic hits.
The band’s frontman, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey was present at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tenn., to accept the coveted awards from BMI Director and Writer Publisher, David Preston.
Among the honors garnered were seven (7) Pop Awards, four (4) million performance certificates, two (2) R&B Awards, two (2) two-million performance certificates, and one (1) Urban Award. The accolades span the years from 1974 to 2013 — the latest in which they won their most recent recognition, an Urban Award, for “Pop That.” BMI first recognized their musical contributions in 1974 with a two million performance certificate and Pop Award for international No. 1 smash, “Rock Your Baby.”
“If you take a song, of a normal length, and you play it back-to-back, it takes it over six years to reach a million performances. Today, we present KC with certificates representing over eight million performances — a remarkable feat,” said Preston.
KC added, “It puts a smile of my face to know that my music has made such an impact over the years. I created dance music to make people happy, and it turns out that it’s made me pretty happy, too!”
KC and The Sunshine Band’s new album, Feeling You! The 60s, is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now, and will be available in music stores nationwide and worldwide digital realms Tuesday, March 10.