The ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award

Sammy Cahn

The ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn  Award was created to commemorate the life and career of the late lyricist and ASCAP Board Member, Sammy Cahn. Supported by a grant from Sammy's widow, Tita Cahn, the cash award is given each year to a promising and aspiring lyricist recommended by ASCAP Creative Service Executives and selected by a distinguished group of songwriters, based on the quality of the lyrics submitted. Sammy Cahn's many hit songs include "High Hopes," "Call Me Irresponsible," and "My Kind of Town."

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