Willie Nelson to Be Honored at Grammy Week Celebration

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Willie Nelson performs in concert during the Luck Reunion at Luck, Texas on March 16, 2017 in Spicewood, Texas. 

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor eight-time Grammy winner Willie Nelson during the annual Grammy Week celebration on Feb. 6, 2019.

The event, which takes place at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, will celebrate the career achievements and creative excellence of Nelson, one of the 85-year-old icon. Previous honorees include Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Jack White, Neil Young and Jimmy Iovine, among others.   

"Willie Nelson has inspired generations of musicians and fans, and continues to set precedents of excellence within the music community," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “We are privileged to pay tribute this year to an industry pioneer who perfectly embodies the tireless efforts of the Producers & Engineers Wing as we continue to raise awareness of the ever-evolving climate of sound quality and the increasing interest in the preservation and integrity of recorded music."

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. EST/PST on CBS.


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