Thursday, June 18th, Jason will be presented with the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards 40th Anniversary Gala. The award was created and named after Burt Bacharach’s longtime songwriting partner in order to recognize talented young songwriters.
Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls got it last year, and Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and John Legend have also been recipients, so I guess that puts Jason in good company.
Also in attendance will be hall of fame inductees Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Andy Williams (the man who brought us “Moon River”), and well, some people who, I’m sorry to say, I’ve never heard of.
I don’t see anything about the ceremony being broadcast on TV or online, but maybe we’ll be able to catch clips on YouTube later.
Also, you have until June 30, 2009 at 12:50:00 p.m. EDT to bid on a meet-and-greet with Jason at a concert. This is part of a charity auction for the Songwriters HoF.
The current bid is $950, but that does not include airfare or any kind of transportation to the show, which is in New York. I’m a little surprised they didn’t put that in huge, bold letters. Actually, it doesn’t even say the show is in New York. I had to look up the theater.
Congratulations, Jason. And congratulations to the future winner of the auction, which is not going to be me, because I’m trying very hard to be more fiscally responsible these days. It’s not fun, but it will pay off in the long run, right?