NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards.
The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson’s career and achievements will be celebrated on February 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles.READ MORE: Texas Tech Will Play Mississippi State In The Liberty Bowl
Neil Portnow, the academy’s president and CEO, says in a statement that “Willie Nelson has inspired generations of musicians and fans, and continues to set precedents of excellence within the music community.”
Past honorees include Quincy Jones, T Bone Burnett, Alicia Keys and Neil Young.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Girl Injured After Shots Fired At Houston Home
The annual event also highlights producers and engineers in the music industry. More than 6,400 members make up the academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing.
Nelson has won eight Grammys throughout this career. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air live February 10 on CBS.MORE NEWS: Detroit Lions Pull Off First Win In 365 Days Against Minnesota
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