Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter will give Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett the Maestro Award for his film and television work next month.
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Burnett, 65, will receive the honor for his contributions to film and television music, which include the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou? And his work as executive music producer for Ethan and Joel Coen’s next film, Inside Llewyn Davis. His other film credits include The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and The Hunger Games. Burnett also oversaw production of the music and composed the score for the first season of the ABC TV series Nashville.
“T Bone Burnett’s music shapes the way audiences hear Hollywood today,” Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min said in a statement. “From the Coen brothers’ films to The Hunger Games, his work classes him among the industry’s greatest musicians.”.
Previous winners of the Maestro Award, given annually to “artists who have made a lasting contribution to film and television music,” include composers Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Menken and Thomas Newman, as well as songwriter Diane Warren.
Burnett, 65, will receive the award Oct. 30 at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference at The W Hollywood in Los Angeles. He will host a question-and-answer session after the award presentation.
During the mid-’70s, Burnett toured as a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue. He released his first solo album, Truth Decay, in 1980, and has released five more full-length studio albums since, most recently 2006’s The True False Identity. He is better known, though, for his film and television work and as a producer of albums for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Counting Crows, Los Lobos and The Wallflowers.