INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Arts Commission announced that John Hiatt of Nashville, Tenn., is among the six recipients of the 2013 Governor's Arts Awards.
Hiatt, born in Indianapolis, is a folk, rock, blues and country guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter. His career started in 1972, playing with bands in small clubs in Indianapolis. He released his debut album in 1974 and has since written more than 600 songs and recorded more than 20 studio albums as well as two live concert albums. Before his own recording career, he was a prolific songwriter for a recording company in Nashville.
He has been nominated for 11 Grammys, received the 2000 Nashville Music Award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and received the 2008 Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.
An awards dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 26 in Carmel. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and full evening packages start at $90 per person. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.TheCenterPresents.org/INGovArts.
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