Bette Midler to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Songwriters Hall of Fame

8:54 AM PST 03/08/2012 by THR Staff
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The "Wind Beneath My Wings" singer will be honored at the organization's annual gala on June 14.

Bette Midler is getting the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The singer will receive the honor on June 14 at the organization's annual gala paying tribute to excellence in the realm of songwriting, Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb announced Thursday. The event will be held at the Marrior Marquis Hotel in New York City.

"Bette Midler captivated the world early in her long career with her stylish presentation and unmistakable voice, making each song her own, and turning them into pure gold," Webb said.

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As previously announced, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Grammy winning-Midler has released 15 albums, fronted 19 live tours and has sold more than 30 million records worldwide. The singer and actress' chart-topping hits include "Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Rose" and "From a Distance."

 

 

 

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