KennyRogers2017SESAC, the only music rights organization in the U.S., will honor GRAMMY award-winning music icon Kenny Rogers with the SESAC Legacy Award at its Nashville Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Rogers, a SESAC affiliate, will receive the SESAC Legacy Award to recognize his many outstanding contributions to the creative arts. The annual awards show, which celebrates the successes of SESAC’s songwriters and publishers, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

“For decades, Kenny Rogers has been recognized as one of the best entertainers—in both pop and country—around the globe, and it is an incredible honor to present him with the SESAC Legacy Award,” says Josephson. “Kenny is undeniably in a league of his own. He’s made immeasurable contributions to the world of entertainment, and paved the way for countless songwriters and artists. For that, we are grateful.”

In addition to the Legacy Award, SESAC will name its Publisher of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year at the Nashville Music Awards. The invitation-only event will recognize its country and Americana songwriters and its publisher affiliates based on performance activity over the last year.

Rogers’ will continue his final world tour, The Gambler’s Last Deal, into next year with a show that celebrates his musical legacy. “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” featuring the final live performance together by Rogers and Dolly Parton, was held in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017.