Neil Diamond says he’s proud to be receiving Johnny Mercer Award, still getting used to not touring

Credit: Micah DiamondNeil Diamond has kept a low profile since announcing his retirement from touring in January after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. However, the legendary singer-songwriter will return to the public eye on Thursday when he accepts the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City.

Diamond tells Billboard that he’s excited to receive the award, which is given to a Songwriters Hall member whose body of work is of such “high quality and impact” that it “upholds the …read more