Neil Young Receives Founders Award at ASCAP Awards

Published: 2005-05-18
Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young accepted the Founders award, given to "pioneering songwriters," at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' twenty-second annual music awards Monday in Los Angeles, California. It was Young's first public appearance since having surgery for a brain aneurysm in April.

Young was honoured by the Indio Girls, who performed an acoustic version of his classic "Down by the River," and by former head of Warner Bros. Records Mo Ostin, who gave Young his first solo contract.

Young is working on his new album in Nashville with fellow musicians Spooner Oldham, Ben Keith and Carl Himmel. Other award recipients on the night included OutKast, Usher, songwriter Scott Storch, and Jermaine Dupri, who took home the Golden Note Award.

Writer: Trent McMartin



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