Grammys On The Hill Awards Salutes Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys

Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will be among the special honorees saluted at The Recording Academy’s 2015 Grammys on the Hill Awards. The organization’s annual mix of music and politics will take place at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. on April 15.

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Keys will be presented with the Recording Artists Coalition Award, named for the artists’ rights program founded by the EaglesDon Henley and Sheryl Crow. Keys is a founding member of the Academy’s new Grammy Creators Alliance.

The evening’s other honorees include House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. Both are being recognized for their support of music creators' rights.

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Serving as master of ceremonies for the awards will be Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes. Also set to attend from the music industry: R&B/pop producer Rodney Jerkins, singer Eddie Money, singer/songwriter Ray Parker Jr., singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen Jr. and saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

The Grammys on the Hill Awards are sponsored by SESAC. Event proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Signature Schools program, dedicated to supporting underserved music programs. The day after the ceremony (April 16), the Recording Academy will host Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day, now in its 11th year.