Van Morrison will be in the big spotlight as he not only will play but will be honored at the 2017 Americana Music Festival in Nashville this year.

At the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony on Sept. 13th, Morrison will receive the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. The next night, Morrison will take the stage for his first show in Nashville in eight years!

Morrison is a native of Ireland. He spent the early 1960s playing in various bands before launching a solo career in 1967. He’s released more than 40 albums and more than 70 singles. His best known song he ever recorded has got to be “Brown Eyed Girl”. Check it out in the above video!

The 2017 Americana Music Festival is scheduled for Sept. 12th-17th.