Jimmy Webb

Johnny Mercer Award

Jimmy Webb is receiving the Johnny Mnercer Award, an honor bestowed only upon a writer or writers already inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and selected by the Nominating Committee as one who has established a history of outstanding creative works.  Though best known for his instant classics including “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park,” “Didn’t We,” “Up, Up and Away” and “Worst That Could Happen,” Jimmy Webb’s work continues to grace a multitude of major recording artists’ albums, from Tony Bennett, to Reba McEntire, Linda Ronstadt, and R.E.M. Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. He is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The National Academy of Songwriters gave Jimmy its Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1999 and Webb was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as one of the State’s most celebrated sons. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both The Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and ASCAP.