Clio Music announced on Wednesday (Sept. 11) that Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett will both be receiving honorary Clio Music awards this year at the 60th annual Clio Awards.
Crow will be honored with the Clio Music Impact Award, which recognizes artists who have made a significant impact on popular culture through their originality, which as a result, move their industry forward and bring about social change. Crow, a fervent activist, recently joined Citi’s #SeeHerHearHer initiative to advocate for gender equality in the music industry. She’s also involved in a number of organizations, including Natural Resource Defense Council, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, American Red Cross, World Food Program and Sandy Hook Promise.
Jett will be the recipient of the 2019 Clio Music Lifetime Achievement Award, marked by a rare acoustic performance by the rock legend.
“I recently came across the documentary about Joan Jett’s life and career and was blown away by her creative impact,” Nicole Purcell, Clio’s president, said in a press statement. “She is a woman who blazed her own trail in so many aspects of her life, whether it be popularizing a new sound or creating opportunities for herself where none existed. For me, her most impactful achievement is in the way that she has given back to the next generation of women in rock ‘n’ roll and used her stardom as a platform to champion women’s, LGBTQ and animal rights.”
The Clio Awards, sponsored by Citi, will take place Sept. 25 in New York City.