2016 Great Immigrants Recipient

Graham Nash
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
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"Coming to America was amazing to me ...I loved America from the moment I set foot on it,” musician Graham Nash told NPR in 2013. The singer-songwriter is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group the Hollies and later the folk-rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash, winner of the best new artist Grammy Award in 1969. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010. That year he was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music and to charity. Nash has written over 200 songs in his career, including classic hits such as "Carrie Anne," “On A Carousel,” "Simple Man," "Our House," “Marrakesh Express,” and "Teach Your Children." His autobiography “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life,” became a “New York Times” best seller after it was released in 2013. His most recent solo album “This Path Tonight,” was released in 2016. Updated 2018