KFIX Rock News: Paul McCartney To Be Honored With Songwriter Award

paulmainPaul McCartney will have to clear a little space in his well-stocked trophy shelf next week, as the rock legend will be presented with a newly created honor called the Songwriter’s Songwriter Award at the U.K.’s NME Awards 2014.

The former Beatles star will be on hand to accept the prize at the ceremony, which is scheduled to take place February 26 at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

The one-off honor will acknowledge and celebrate Sir Paul’s career contributions to the world of music.

“We’ve spoken to the biggest and best musicians around, and they’ve told us: Paul McCartney is the world’s ultimate songwriter,” says NME editor Mike Williams.

“Paul’s enduring and stunning talent is worth celebrating, and I’m incredibly honored that NME are giving him the special, one-of-its-kind Songwriter’s Songwriter award to recognize that.”

McCartney also has a chance to take home another award at the event, as he’s been nominated in the Best Solo Artist category alongside David Bowie and four others.  You can check out all of this year’s NME Awards nominees, and vote for your favorites, at NME.com/AwardsVote.  Voting is open until this Friday.

Meanwhile, McCartney joins a list of already-announced 2014 NME honorees that also includes Blondie, who will receive the Godlike Genius prize.

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