Kristofferson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Grammys

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson and the Beatles are among the artists selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, and Maud Powell will also receive Lifetime honors, while Rick Hall, Jim Marshall, and Ennio Morricone will receive Trustee Awards. Emile Berliner and Lexicon will also receive Technical Grammys at the special invitation-only ceremony, which will be held Jan. 25 during Grammy week.  A formal acknowledgement will be made during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, Jan. 26 which airs live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

“It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the recording industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This astoundingly unique and gifted group have created some of the most distinguished and influential work in our musical history. Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.”

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