Jones, Campbell to receive special Grammy honors
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
– George Jones and Glen Campbell will receive special Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Grammy organization in February, it was announced today.
The Recording Academy, the formal name of the Grammys, also will give Special Merit Awards to the Allman Brothers Band, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron.
The special invitation-only ceremony will be held during Gramy Week on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 54th Annual Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012
"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," said President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. The award was determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.
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