Peter Frampton Is 'Overwhelmingly Thankful' for 60-Plus Year Career: 'It Always Blows Me Away' (Exclusive)

"I think luck has a lot to do with it and how you how you deal with what you have," Frampton reflects

<p>Austin Lord</p> Peter Frampton performing

Austin Lord

Peter Frampton performing

Amid a series of music accolades over six decades into his legendary music career, Peter Frampton shares that he is in a "pretty incredible" moment in life.

The singer, 74, whose 2024 has been highlighted by a forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October, as well as the honor of receiving the Les Paul Spirit Award at a private ceremony in Nashville last Sunday, tells PEOPLE "the hits keep coming."

"So far this year, it's been pretty phenomenal," Frampton notes. "I've always thought — [be] in the moment and whatever happens, happens, you know? So I've never expected anything. I just go back and borrow deeper into my music and stuff seems to happen along the way."

The first honor coming Frampton's way in 2024, the Les Paul Spirit Award, "is presented to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late, great Les Paul through innovation, engineering, technology and/or music," according to a release from the organization.

<p>Courtesy of Les Paul Foundation</p> Les Paul (left) and Peter Frampton

Courtesy of Les Paul Foundation

Les Paul (left) and Peter Frampton

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The singer tells PEOPLE that his first time receiving an award in honor of his late friend and noted music pioneer over 20 years ago was "fantastic," while maintaining that this year's honor "is something even more incredible."

In October, Frampton, alongside Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige, Foreigner and a handful of other music legends, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The star says he "never expected" the honor but notes how it "blows me away that I'll have a plaque in the same area as all these incredible, talented, legendary people."

Frampton considers himself "very lucky," although he remarks how "some people would say it's not luck."

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<p>Images Press/IMAGES/Getty</p> Peter Frampton in concert circa 1977 in New York City

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Peter Frampton in concert circa 1977 in New York City

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"I do know I'm talented, but I think luck has a lot to do with it and how you how you deal with what you have," he shares. "I could [have] stay[ed] at home in my bedroom when I was 10 years old or whatever... But on the weekend, I took my guitar to the local gig."

The "Show Me the Way" singer reflects on being "very pushy at a young age," but highlights how that "bravado" led to "getting to play with all these really great musicians" that helped influence and shape his career.

All-in-all, Frampton considers the love he's receiving from the music community "overwhelming," in a positive way.

"I said that word, but it is, this time period for me is an overwhelmingly thankful period, that these things, I just had no idea that I'd be doing this for 60 years," he says of his career as a whole.

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