Ahead of kicking off his North American tour in support of his third studio album, The Good Parts, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. The Good Parts includes Grammer’s global hit single “Fresh Eyes,” which has been streamed more than 300 million times, “Give Love,” featuring LunchMoney Lewis, and his latest single “Smoke Clears,” which he most recently performed on “TODAY” and at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” The Good Parts is the follow-up to his Gold-certified sophomore album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the hit song “Honey, I’m Good” – one of the best-selling songs of 2015.
The Drop: Andy Grammer
Complimentary ear impressions and custom musician earplugs for eligible artists and crew.
The GRAMMY Museum will host a screening of If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast – a documentary from producer George Shapiro and director Danny Gold that chronicles several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. Following the screening, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman will moderate an intimate panel discussion featuring Gold and Shapiro; Executive Producer Aimee Hyatt; music director/guitarist/producer/composer Terry Wollman, who produced music for the film; Dick Van Dyke, Arlene Van Dyke, who star in the film; and Alan Bergman, who co-wrote the song “Just Getting Started” from the film.
Ahead of the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, The Paley Center for Media and the GRAMMY Museum present an intimate Q&A with the executives of the Recording Academy and primetime show. The conversation will explore the storied history of the GRAMMY Awards, music’s highest honor and what we can expect as Music’s Biggest Night heads to the Big Apple for the first time in 15 years. A highlight reel of the moments and performances that have helped make the show an indelible part of American culture will also be screened.
Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer, GRAMMY Awards
Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment
Neil Portnow, President/CEO, the Recording Academy
Moderator: Scott Goldman, Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum
In American Folk, filmed over 3,500 miles in 14 states, musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth star as two strangers, both folk musicians, whose fates become intertwined after their plane is grounded in California following the September 11th attacks. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, they embark on a cross-country journey in a 1972 Chevy Van. Along the way, the duo finds solace in their mutual love of classic folk songs, raising their voices with everyday people they meet on the road. They rediscover the healing nature of music and bear witness to a nation of people who lift each other up in the wake of tragedy. The GRAMMY Museum will present a special screening of this film, followed by an intimate conversation moderated by author Paul Zollo featuring Purdy and Rubarth, along with director David Heinz and producers Matt Miller and Fiona Walsh-Heinz. Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth will perform a brief set following the conversation.