Lawmakers from both parties finally came together last night -- if only onstage at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill event, where they performed with Little Big Town.
“Nancy Pelosi had some good moves and so did Bob Goodlatte,” Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy, told Billboard, referring to the House Minority Leader and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, respectively. Both members of Congress, as well as others, joined Little Big Town for its final song, “Boondocks.”
Having members of Congress join performers onstage for the last song of the evening has become a tradition at the annual Grammys on the Hill, which this year honored Little Big Town, as well as Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) for their work on behalf of music creators. Erika Ender (co-writer of “Despacito”) and country singer and producer Jerry Douglas also performed. Once again, the event was held downstairs at the Hamilton, a restaurant not far from Capitol Hill. More than 60 members of Congress attended, and Rep. Pelosi introduced Little Big Town.