Rod Stewart will be honored at ASCAP's (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 28th Annual Pop Music Awards.
Stewart will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, the past recipients of which Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Smokey Robinson.
"Throughout his career, Rod has touched on many different genres of music, delivering his prolific songwriting talents, unique sound, and energetic performances to audiences around the world," says Paul Williams, ASCAP President and Chairman. "He continues to be a major voice in music today, and we are very proud to honor him with ASCAP's Founders Award."
The gala, which will take place April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in L.A., will also honor some of the top songwriters and publishers within ASCAP's ranks for 2010.