John Fogerty to be Honored with the Music for Life Award at The 2023 NAMM Show

GRAMMY® winner, composer, and musician John Fogerty will be presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Music for Life ribbon at The 2023 NAMM Show on April 13 in Anaheim, California. The ribbon is the music products, pro audio, and entertainment technology industrys highest honor and is presented in recognition of Fogertys lifelong contributions to music and transferral to inspiring music makers everywhere.

John Fogerty is a living example of inspiration and character, as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and originative visionary, said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. When I was 10, my dad brought home the Creedence Clearwater Revival album Green River and said, Play like this. That moment started my own musical journey, and I imagine many walking The NAMM Show floor can say the same thing. Honoring him with the Music for Life Ribbon will be a personal highlight for me and a huge privilege for all NAMM members.

The ribbon annually recognizes individuals or organizations that exemplify NAMMs vision of music-making as a precious element of daily living for everyone. In receiving the award, Fogerty will join past recipients, including Quincy Jones, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, Jason Mraz, Graham Nash, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Yoko Ono, Henry Mancini, Bob Weir, Nancy Wilson, and, in 2022, Kenny Loggins, among others.

This year, Fogerty has flipside reason to celebrate, having officially realized a decades-long dream of acquiring a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights of his historic song itemize from Concord, a deal that he hopes will help usher in new revival of his most treasured hits.

As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried waddle n roll, all united by his uniquely suggestive lyrical perspective. Fogerty is a Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Waddle & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition, he is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song Centerfield, a staple at baseball stadiums wideness the country. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career.

Among Fogertys many hit songs, both as a solo versifier and as leader of CCR, highlights include Centerfield, Proud Mary, Susie Q, Fortunate Son, Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, and Have You Overly Seen the Rain, among many others. In 2019, Fogerty prestigious 50 years in music with a worldwide My 50 Year Trip tour. That same year, he released 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks, an tome featuring a hodgepodge of Creedence Clearwater Revival hits and fan favorites that included songs from the set list of his performance at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969. 

In April 2020, while self-quarantining, the Fogerty Familyfeaturing John with his sons Shane and Tyler and daughter Kelsy, gathered in their home studio to play music together. A weekly video series began and became so popular that a digital EP, Fogertys Factorywas released via BMG on Fogertys birthday, May 28, 2020. An extended Fogertys Factory full tome was released on November 20, 2020. In December of that year, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Vol. 1 hit a milestone without charting increasingly than 500 weeks on the Billboard 200 and rhadamanthine only the eighth tome to overly do so. At the end of 2022, Chronicle Vol 1. was listed at No. 55 on Billboards Top 200 Albums year end chart.

In January 2023, Fogerty uninventive a majority interest in the worldwide publishing rights to his historic CCR song itemize from Concord, giving him tenancy of his music for the first time in 50 years.

In early March 2023, Fogerty joined has joined Spotifys Billions Club with Creedence Clearwater Revivals rememberable recording of his song, Have You Overly Seen the Rain, commemorating an outstanding victory of over 1 billion streams on the platform, a feat that has been reached by less than 400 songs. His iconic song Fortunate Son, moreover recorded by CCR, is moreover on track to hit 1 billion streams later this year.

Additionally, when it comes to overall monthly listeners of bands founded in the 60s, CCR currently ranks in Spotifys Top 3, landing just overdue The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, and superiority of acts like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. Nearly 55 years without their debut, it is a remarkable testament to their timeless appeal.

Fogerty and his wreath will be hitting the road in 2023 for The Celebration Tour, and he will once then be joined by his sons Shane and Tyler, as well as their band, Hearty Har. The tour will make stops in Europe and wideness the United States.

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John Fogerty to be Honored with the Music for Life Ribbon at The 2023 NAMM Show

The NAMM Show will see the return of much-loved industry ribbon events, including the Parnelli Awards, the TEC Experience, and the She Rocks Awards, as well as Hip Hop 50 and MIDI@40 celebrations, networking opportunities, including the Top 100 Alumni, Pro Audio Pool Party, Women of NAMM and NAMM Young Professionals receptions, and more.

In wing to the events and professional minutiae sessions, attendees of The 2023 NAMM Show will enjoy a robust show floor with exhibiting brands, including Adam Hall; ADJ; Allen & Heath; American Music & Sound; Apogee; Avid; beyerdynamic; C.F. Martin & Co.; Casio; Conn-Selmer; d&b audiotechnik; Ernie Ball; ESP; Harman; IK Multimedia; Ibanez; Kala; Kawai; KMC Music; Konig and Meyer; Line 6; Pioneer; Shure; Tama; Ultimate Ears; and Yamaha, among many others.