Robbie Robertson will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame in Toronto on May 9th. The former guitarist and songwriter for The Band is known for his work as a composer, producer, author and solo artist.
Robertson penned The Band classics like “The Weight, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “It Makes No Difference.” He also made music for some of Martin Scorsese’s iconic films like “Raging Bull,” “The Color Of Money,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” and “The Departed.”
He’s no stranger to winning these kinds of awards, either. Besides being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Band and the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, Robertson has been honored with GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award, lifetime awards from the National Academy of Songwriters and the Native American Music Awards, and several Juno awards.