Music Biz Convention In Nashville To Honor Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present Cheap Trick the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon on May 18 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

The ceremony will also feature the presentation of the Artist of the Year Award to Little Big Town and Breakthrough Artist Awards to Sam Hunt and Halsey, as well as the soon-to-be-announced Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award. The Music Biz  2016 Convention will take place May 16-18.

As 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cheap Trick will release a new album, Bang Zoom Crazy…World, in April via Big Machine Records.

“The Chairman’s Award honors artists who have consistently remained creative long into their careers, and Cheap Trick is a shining example of that,” said YouTube’s Fred Beteille, Chairman of the Music Biz Board. “With more than 40 years in the business, more than 20 million albums sold, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band easily could have called it a career. Instead, they recorded the new album Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello and are set to release it this April via Big Machine Records. From timeless anthems like ‘Surrender’ and ‘I Want You to Want Me’ to the new single ‘No Direction Home,’ the band’s loud and energetic yet easily accessible music is still winning over fans both young and old. I am thrilled to be celebrating them with this year’s award.”

“What a year! First the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now this,” said Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. “It’s great to be recognized for our history, but it’s an honor to be celebrated for what we’re doing now. We’re looking forward to the release of Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello and we can’t wait to share with our fans and the world. So get ready, because we’re coming to your town!”

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