Event sponsored by Recording Academy.
Two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson will headline a day of music advocacy next month in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Recording Academy.
Called Grammys on the Hill, the Sept. 6 events will include a unique recording session with Clarkson and members of Congress and an evening awards gala honoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and Clarkson.
"Grammys on the Hill connects Congress to real music makers--artists, songwriters, producers and engineers--whose creativity enriches our lives," says Neil Portnow, Recording Academy president. "This year, members of Congress will experience the recording process without ever leaving the Hill, as we literally bring the studio to them, giving 'Congressional Record' an entirely new meaning."
Grammys on the Hill is intended to connect top recording artists and songwriters with members of Congress. Clarkson will jam with members of the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus in a recording studio to be set up in the Cannon House office building. Grammy-winning musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers--along with the Congressional Grammy Band (a group of musician members of Congress who have informally jammed at previous Academy advocacy events)--will demonstrate the process of creating a record.
The sixth annual gala dinner will be held that evening. Feinstein and. Foley are being honored for their work to improve the environment for music makers and artists, and Clarkson for her educational work as an honorary board member of the What's the Download Interactive Advisory Board, the Academy's public education campaign.