The Recording Academy has once again partnered with FX Marketing Group to offer the official 55th GRAMMY Awards program book to fans in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide. The book will be on sale starting in February in major U.S. markets and will celebrate and provide unique insights into the GRAMMY Awards telecast.
"We are excited to make the official GRAMMY program book available to consumers for a second consecutive year," said David Konjoyan, The Recording Academy's Vice President, Creative Services. "It provides one more way for fans to connect with the GRAMMY experience, and is a keepsake of lasting value."
The GRAMMY program book is a 240-plus-page glossy, celebratory souvenir guide to the annual GRAMMY Awards, the premier music awards telecast and the focus of the music industry and fans alike each February. The program profiles current GRAMMY nominees, presents engaging features, provides in-depth reviews of the year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame selections and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical GRAMMY Award recipients, and documents the important year-round initiatives of The Academy. The end result is a beautifully designed commemorative book that complements Music's Biggest Night with thoughtfully written examinations of each major nominee and well-researched historical perspectives on other honorees and subjects.
The 55th GRAMMY program book includes celebrity editorial contributions from GRAMMY winners such as engineer/producer Ed Cherney, Flea, former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, and songwriters Diane Warren and Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, as well as composer Philip Glass and blues/rock artists Doyle Bramhall II and Gary Clark Jr., among others.
The official 55th GRAMMY Awards program book will be available for $9.95 at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, and Walgreens stores as well as on newsstands throughout the country, and at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. Fans can also order the book at The Academy's online GRAMMY Store.
Sports & entertainment publishing firm FX Marketing Group will produce the official GRAMMY Awards program book for the second consecutive year. FX Marketing Group has been publishing first-class official annuals for such national governing bodies and sports organizations as the National Football League Alumni, Pro Football Hall of Fame, America's Cup, and NASCAR Hall of Fame, among others.
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.