GRAMMYs On The Hill Awards Add Special Guests

GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder among special guests to attend GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C., on April 13
  • Photo: Larry Busacca/
    Stevie Wonder
  • Photo: Jason LaVeris/
    Paul Williams
  • Photo: Jeff Kravitz/
    Michael W. Smith
  • Photo: Bobby Bank/
    Bruce Hornsby
  • Photo: Steve Granitz/
    Dave Koz
April 07, 2011 -- 10:54 am PDT

The Recording Academy will honor Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and eight-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Artists' Coalition co-founder Don Henley at the 10th Annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 13.

Biden and Corker will be honored with the GRAMMYs on the Hill Award for their commitment to improving the environment for the nation's music community, and Henley will receive the inaugural Recording Artists' Coalition Award for his work advancing the rights of music creators.

The event will be hosted by GRAMMY- and Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams, with special guests including three-time GRAMMY winner Bruce Hornsby; GRAMMY-nominated jazz artist Dave Koz; Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow; three-time GRAMMY winner Michael W. Smith; and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder, who will present the GRAMMYs on the Hill Award to Biden.

Described as "Washington's most interesting mix of music and politics," GRAMMYs on the Hill includes two days of music advocacy connecting top music makers with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., in an effort to inform policymakers of the important role the recording arts play in the nation's culture and economy. The Recording Academy's annual advocacy event honors outstanding legislators who work to improve the environment for music makers and artists who use the power of music to improve our lives.

GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards is sponsored by the Harry Fox Agency, National Music Publishers' Association, Pandora, RIAA, SESAC, and SoundExchange.

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