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Jack White to receive GRAMMY Week producer award
Multi-GRAMMY winner Jack White will be honored at The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on Feb. 8, 2017, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. The annual event, now in its milestone 10th year, will celebrate the artistic contributions of the P&E Wing's 6,500-plus professional members, and will highlight White's accomplishments and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2017 honoree, White joins past honorees Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Rick Rubin, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.
"For years, we've marveled at Jack White's prodigious musicianship and have revered him as a guitar-playing mastermind, but we think it's important to recognize his significant contributions 'behind the glass' as well," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "There seems to be no limit to Jack's pioneering creativity and unbridled passion, and it's those qualities that embody the spirit of all of our Producers & Engineers Wing members. It's with great pride that we honor such a talent who is committed to working diligently to ensure that the quality and integrity of recorded music are captured and preserved."
A 12-time GRAMMY winner, White earned his first two career GRAMMYs for 2003, for the White Stripes' Elephant, which won Best Alternative Music Album, and the hit "Seven Nation Army," which won Best Rock Song. In 2004 White teamed with fellow GRAMMY winner Loretta Lynn to produce and perform on her Van Lear Rose album, which garnered GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for "Portland, Oregon."
As a member of the Raconteurs, White won a GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for 2008 for the group's sophomore album, Consolers Of The Lonely. The title track for his second solo album, 2014's Lazaretto, won a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance. White earned his most recent GRAMMYs for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for 2014 and 2015 for The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, volumes one and two, respectively — both of which were released via his label, Third Man Records.
The Producers & Engineers Wing celebration is one of the highlights of GRAMMY Week, which culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.