YOLANDA ADAMS AND KRISTIN CHENOWETH TO BE HONORED AT 2019 GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® ON APRIL 9
THE RECORDING ACADEMY™ UNITES CONGRESS AND GRAMMY® WINNERS AT MUSICAL EVENT CELEBRATING ADVOCACY AND UPDATED MUSIC POLICY
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WHAT: On April 9, the Recording Academy™ will unite the worlds of music and politics at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. The Awards will honor four-time GRAMMY®-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams for her advocacy on behalf of fellow creators and Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth for her philanthropic contributions to the music community. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) will also be honored for their roles in achieving bipartisan support of the Music Modernization Act, further advancing music creators' rights.
The following day, April 10, the Recording Academy will host the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, Capitol Hill's largest and most prestigious legislative event for music creators, which brings GRAMMY winners and nominees, along with other esteemed industry leaders, to Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers. Participants will acknowledge and thank Congress for its support of the Music Modernization Act, and ask that the work be continued to ensure fair compensation for artists, songwriters, and producers on unresolved issues.
WHO: Musical Honorees: Yolanda Adams (Creators Leadership Award) and Kristin Chenoweth (Philanthropist Award)
Joined by more than 60 members of Congress, confirmed attendees include GRAMMY-nominated singer Sean Ardoin; GRAMMY-nominated blues singer Cedric Burnside; GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Darhyl Camper; GRAMMY-nominated producer Lorenzo Cardona; GRAMMY-nominated rapper D'Anthony Carlos (GoldLink); GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw; GRAMMY-nominated Broadway star Brandon Victor Dixon; 15-time GRAMMY-winning producer Steven Epstein; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Major R. Johnson Finley (MAJOR.); GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter Ian Fitchuk; Recording Academy Chief Industry, Government & Member Relations Officer Daryl P. Friedman; GRAMMY-nominated Americana singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier; actress and singer Kat Graham; GRAMMY-winning singer Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger (Halestorm); GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads); chairman and CEO of SESAC John Josephson; four-time GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter Larry Klein; GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer Dave Kutch; GRAMMY-nominated engineer Colin Leonard; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Mario; eight-time GRAMMY-winning engineer Manny Marroquin; GRAMMY-nominated classical producer Dan Merceruio; Recording Academy Chair John Poppo; Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow; and GRAMMY-nominated engineer Daniel Shores.
The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by music rights organization SESAC.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
WHERE: The Hamilton
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April 3, 2019 11:47am ET by Recording Academy