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The 65-year-old entertainer was presented with the American Music Award of Merit during the event held at the Microsoft Theatre on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles.
“I’m deeply moved by this extravagant gesture, and it’s important for me as a musical migrant to acknowledge the very real debt I already owe to American music because after all American music that lit the musical spark in my mind, this uniquely American experiment by perhaps America’s greatest and most influential export, rock and roll,” Sting said during his speech.
“A giant musical jam session where the doors are always open, open to all comers, and the spirit of welcome and inclusion, the mixing of culture, rhythm and passion is what made this country the greatest country in the world,” he added. “While I may be an Englishman in New York, I promise you that my musical soul is all American.”