The GRAMMY Museum will pay tribute to one of America’s most beloved songwriters with a special program dedicated to the music of the late John D. Loudermilk. Performers scheduled to appear include John Jorgenson, John McFee, Herb Pedersen, Harry Stinson, Mike Loudermilk, and Beth Hooker, with bassist Mark Fain and drummer Charlie Morgan. The performers were all a part of A Tribute To John D. Loudermilk, a live album released Sept. 15, 2017 on Vector Recordings (distributed by BFD/Orchard). The project was recorded in 2016 during a concert at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., that included performances by Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs, and many others. GRAMMY®-winning multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson served as musical director for the project, as well as co-producer with his wife, Dixie Gamble. Jorgenson also played several different instruments on the live recordings and co-produced the forthcoming PBS special and 24-track album, plus mixed and mastered the album. The evening will feature an intimate Q&A and performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. Although ailing at the time, Loudermilk was on hand to witness this outpouring of love and respect. He passed away on Sept. 21, 2016, at the age of 82.
A Tribute To John D. Loudermilk
Complimentary ear impressions and custom musician earplugs for eligible artists and crew.
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 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