Rush: Manager Ray Daniels to be awarded the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced Ray Danniels as the recipient of the 2015 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award that recognizes individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry. Danniels will be honored at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 14 in Hamilton, Ontario as part of JUNO Week festivities.

Ray Danniels is the CEO/President of SRO (Standing Room Only) Management Inc. and of independent record label Anthem Entertainment Group. He is also the longtime manager of Canadian trio and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees RUSH.

"I am grateful to be recognized by my peers for doing something I've loved and been passionate about since I was a teenager," said Ray Danniels. "I share this honor with those that have been with me since the beginning — the members of RUSH — Geddy, Alex and Neil."

"Ray's extraordinary intuition in business and passion for the Canadian music industry are truly something to admire," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "We are very pleased to recognize Ray Danniels with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his incredible achievements and exceptional contributions."