Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, host of Minutia Men, and the writer of "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Just One Bad Century," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Friday, February 12, 2016
From this morning's RAMP Newsletter, a full rundown of what to expect in Monday's Grammy Awards broadcast...
The Recording Academy® announced the final round of artists set to perform at Monday's 58th Annual Grammy Awards®, and to no one's surprise, superstar Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her Grammy-nominated album, 1989. Alabama Shakes, Joey Alexander, and Miguel are also set to take the stage on Music's Biggest Night®. They join an impressive slate of previously announced performers including Adele, Travis Barker, James Bay, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Bonnie Raitt, Rihanna, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Robin Thicke, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. Also appearing -- the Broadway cast of Hamilton; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires, and Eagles members Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh will join Jackson Browne in a tribute to Glenn Frey. The Grammys will also honor Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White by recognizing the band's 2016 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award as the surviving members present the Grammy for Record Of The Year.