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Best of 2013: Video: Bill Withers talks favorite Motown song and music

Bill Withers
Photo by Isaac Brekken

Soul legend Bill Withers's music has been in the forefront these days. Withers is best known for his classics songs “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Just the Two of Us.”

Grammy winners Keith Urban and Miguel paid homage to Bill Withers performing “Ain't No Sunshine" last month at the Grammy Nominations concert live.

His songs have been featured in films, documentaries and has been covered on various seasons on "The Voice.

The Sony/ Legacy released box set of Withers titled "The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums" continues to sell.

Carly Simon has noted that she is a huge fan of Withers and how he is the one songwriter that she has listened to and has been influenced by the most.

Withers was on hand recently to see Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy to be honor at
The Grammy Museum held its first-ever Architects of Sound Awards benefit gala dinner and concert.

Honoring the contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy received the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson received the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. Both Gordy and Robinson have been instrumental in shaping the Motown legacy.

The awards took place at the Club Nokia and was hosted by Randy Jackson.Grammy winners Boyz II Men and Kelly Rowland performed at the concert.

I spoke with Bill Withers on the red carpet at the event. Click on the link below to see what he had to say about Smokey Robinson and music.

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