GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert Performers Announced

Skylar Grey, Kris Kristofferson and the Civil Wars' Joy Williams among artists to perform at A Song Is Born on Jan 23, 2014
  • Photo: Steve Granitz/
    The Civil Wars' Joy Williams
  • Photo: Michael Caulfield/
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Photo: Jeff Vespa/
    Skylar Grey
  • Photo: Lester Cohen/
    Paul Williams
  • Photo: John Shearer/
    Allen Shamblin
  • Photo: Jonathan Leibson/
    Dan Wilson
  • Photo: Jason Kempin/
    J.D. Souther
  • Photo: Lester Cohen/
    John Rzeznik
November 11, 2013 -- 1:31 pm PST

The GRAMMY Foundation will host A Song Is Born, the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project), during GRAMMY Week on Jan. 23, 2014, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Performers include GRAMMY winners Kris Kristofferson, the Civil Wars' Joy Willams, Paul Williams, and Dan Wilson, and GRAMMY-nominated songwriters Skylar Grey, John Rzeznik, Allen Shamblin, and J.D. Souther, as well as other artists to be announced shortly.

In conjunction with the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, A Song Is Born will explore the history and evolution of songwriting and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of key players behind the music and their impact on the American cultural landscape.

The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.

Tickets are $45 per person. For ticket information, visit, or contact 855.235.2867.

A Song is Born is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jackson Limousine, TNT Agency, and Trattore Estate Wines.

The GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with Music's Biggest Night, the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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