Posted: May 11, 2010 10:25 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 11, 2010 10:25 AM
She's only 20, but Taylor Swift will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on June 17.
Swift has written or co-written every song on her two multiplatinum-selling CDs: her 2006 self-titled debut and 2008's "Fearless," which won album of the year at this year's Grammy Awards, among other top honors.
Phil Collins and music producer Phil Ramone also will receive special awards at the event.
Other inductees include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White.