Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and three members of The Band were among the contributors to the group's sixth studio album.
Robertson was accompanied by house band the Roots in his first network TV performance for eight years.
Hear Robbie Roberson, Ringo Starr and other musicians including Marcus King, Lucas Nelson and Japanese guitarist Char cover The Band’s ‘The Weight’.
The song is inspired by some of the challenges that Robertson faced as a youth in Canada.
Robbie Robertson sat with executive producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and director Daniel Roher about bringing 'Once Were Brothers' documentary to life.
From being booed with Dylan to changing the course of music, The Band’s Robbie Robertson recalls a unique “circle of creativity”.
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
The track features vocals on the choruses by Glen Hansard, and the positive lyric makes reference to John Lennon.
The album is inspired by Robertson's recent work on crime epic 'The Irishman' and by the upcoming documentary 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.'
The legendary musician will receive the award at the annual ceremony on 9 May in Toronto.
The album draws from the American roots music panoply of country, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, and rockabilly and has been widely acclaimed.
Robbie Robertson discusses compiling ‘Testimony’ and writing his memoir.
On June 19, 1976, the Neil Diamond album ‘Beautiful Noise’ album produced a US Hot 100 entry in the stirring ‘If You Know What I Mean.’
One of the great catalogues in American rock history returns to vinyl on July 31, with USM’s global release of ‘The Band: The Capitol Albums 1968-1977.’