Steven Tyler is getting a big honor! He will receive the 2017 Harmony Award at the 33rd annual Symphony Ball in December.
Tyler’s been named the recipient by Carolyn Smith Bryant and Ashley Dale Rosen, co-chairs of this year’s Nashville Symphony Symphony Ball fundraiser. The award-winning singer-songwriter will get his award at this year’s fundraiser on Dec. 9 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Harmony Award “recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.”
“Steven Tyler’s selection as this year’s Harmony Award winner is reflective of both the indelible impact he has had on music history and his selfless efforts to enact positive social change and advocate for his fellow artists in the industry,” Alan D. Valentine, Nashville Symphony’s President and CEO, says. “With a chart-topping album recorded right here in Nashville last year, Steven has made his own unique contribution to the historic Music City Sound and we are delighted to honor him as an important part of our city’s vibrant musical community.”
Tyler recorded his 2016 solo country album, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, in Nashville along with some of the city’s biggest songwriters. Of course, before that album, he made his way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tyler will go down as a rock ‘n roll icon thanks to his work with Aerosmith.
“Steven Tyler has been a part of my playlists before they were even called playlists, entertaining me at every party, cheering for me to work harder, motivating me to run faster and comforting me if I failed,” Rosen explains. “He is more than just a music icon, he’s a music god! I am thrilled to take part in honoring greatness!”
He’s a music legend but he’s also a philanthropist.
The 69-year-old created his philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund in 2015. The organization provides “resources to help put the pieces back together again for abused girls.”
For more information on the Harmony Award and the fundraiser, visit the Nashville Symphony website.