January 6th, 2015
If there is one thing that a musical artist wants, it’s a Grammy Award. Known for honoring the best in the entertainment industry every year, the awards go to those who the board recognizes as being in the best in their genres. Artists generally do not know who will win until presenters take the stage and open the envelopes, the show also awards some artists will special awards and lets them know in advance of their award. Next year’s show plans to honor George Harrison and a variety of other artists.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Music fans like Jordan Kurland may know George Harrison for his work with The Beatles, but after that group disbanded, he found success as a solo artist. In addition to releasing a number of albums over the years, he also produced music for others and recorded songs for films. Harrison is just one of the artists who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The show also plans to honor blues musician Buddy Guy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Fans of the disco group The Bee Gees will see that same group receive an award for the impact they had on music over the years.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards aren’t the only special awards handing out during the Grammy presentation. Fans of certain artists like Kurland will also enjoy the Trustees Awards handed out to those who work behind the scenes and don’t necessarily record music. Barry Mann and his wife Cynthia Weil spent years writing top songs for others, and the songwriting duo will receive one of these special awards. Richard Perry, who many insiders know for his work as a record producer, will also receive a Trustees Award. The Grammy show will also award Ray Kurzweil with a special Technical Grammy Award for the work he did as an inventor of musical equipment.
Those who watch the Grammy Award show live might miss out on some of the action associated with these special awards. The artists recognized attend a special celebration and receive their awards prior the live show. At the next televised show, the awards plan to air some of the moments from that previous show and recognize the winners in other ways. Fans of Harrison and other recording artists and those who enjoy the people working behind the scenes watch the Grammy Awards show live.