Robbie Robertson is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Canada’s Music Industry Hall of Fame, and is officially inducted at the CMW Music and Broadcast Industry Awards at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto on May 9.
Born Jaimie Royal (Klegerman) in Toronto, the 74-year-old songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author is best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, and his career as a solo recording artist.
Robertson has received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as lifetime awards from the National Academy of Songwriters and the Native American Music Awards. In Canada, he has won several Juno awards, been honoured twice by Canada’s Walk of Fame, been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. Alongside The Band, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Robertson will join previously announced 2019 inductees Michael McCarty and Steve Herman in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Tickets for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, where Robertson's induction will be taking place, are available for purchase through the Canadian Music Week website here.