Event shall be held at The Village Studios in Los Angeles
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor eight-time GRAMMY Award winner Willie Nelson at its annual GRAMMY Week celebration on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Now in its 12th 12 months, this occasion will have fun the creative achievements and inventive genius Nelson, one the music trade’s most beloved icons. The occasion additionally acknowledges the general trade contributions the Producers & Engineers Wing’s greater than 6,400 pressional members. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 10, 2019, airing dwell on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 pm ET/PT.
“Willie Nelson has impressed generations musicians and followers, and continues to set precedents excellence throughout the music neighborhood,” states Neil Portnow, President/CEO the Recording Academy. “We are privileged to pay tribute this 12 months to an trade pioneer who completely embodies the tireless efforts the Producers & Engineers Wing as we proceed to boost consciousness the ever-evolving local weather sound high quality and the growing curiosity within the preservation and integrity recorded music.”
“Each 12 months, the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing annual GRAMMY week occasion honors members the recording neighborhood who exhibit distinctive requirements integrity, creativity, and sonic high quality,” says Maureen Droney, Managing Director the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. “We are thrilled to pay homage to Willie Nelson, an plain icon with an incomparable—and uncompromising—physique work.”
Previous Producers & Engineers Wing honorees embody producer T Bone Burnett, Quincy Jones, Al Schmitt, document government Jimmy Iovine, Neil Young, producer Rick Rubin, Niles Rodgers, Jack White, Alicia Keys and extra.
With a six-decade profession and greater than 200 albums, Nelson is the inventive drive behind historic recordings resembling “Crazy,” Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. He has earned innumerable accolades as a songwriter and musician, whereas additionally amassing admirable credentials as an writer, actor, and activist, and he continues to thrive as a related and progressive musical and cultural drive. A number one determine in outlaw nation music, he’s additionally identified for his vastly profitable collaborations with Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Julio Iglesias, and with the Highwaymen supergroup (Johnny Cash, Jennings, Nelson, and Kris Kristferson). Never one to play it protected, his distinctive fashion combines components jazz, blues, swing, honky-tonk, conventional pop, people, and rock.
During the previous ten years, Nelson has delivered 14 new albums, launched the Top 10 New York Times’ bestselling e-book, It’s A Long Story: My Life, and continues to headline Farm Aid, an occasion he co-founded in 1985. Additionally, Nelson has headlined three years the continuing Luck Reunion meals and music competition at his ranch in Luck, Texas, throughout SXSW, introduced the launch his hashish firm Willie’s Reserve, and graced the quilt Rolling Stone journal.
Nelson continues to document extra new songs for upcoming initiatives in addition to touring all through North America. His newest 2018 launch is a tribute to the songs sung by Frank Sinatra, titled, fittingly, My Way; and he only in the near past debuted a brand new single, “Vote ‘Em Out.” In addition to eight GRAMMY Awards, Nelson has been acknowledged by the Recording Academy with the President’s Merit Award (1986), GRAMMY Legend Award (1990), and Lifetime Achievement Award (2000).