The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor eight-time Grammy Award winner Willie Nelson at its annual Grammy Week celebration on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Now in its 12th year, this event will celebrate the artistic achievements and creative genius of Nelson, one of the music industry’s most beloved icons. The event also acknowledges the overall industry contributions of the Producers & Engineers Wing’s more than 6,400 professional members. Grammy Week culminates with the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10, 2019, airing live on CBS.
“Willie Nelson has inspired generations of musicians and fans, and continues to set precedents of excellence within the music community,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are privileged to pay tribute this year to an industry pioneer who perfectly embodies the tireless efforts of the Producers & Engineers Wing as we continue to raise awareness of the ever-evolving climate of sound quality and the increasing interest in the preservation and integrity of recorded music.”
“Each year, the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing annual Grammy week event honors members of the recording community who exhibit exceptional standards of integrity, creativity, and sonic quality,” said Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. “We are thrilled to pay homage to Willie Nelson, an undeniable icon with an incomparable—and uncompromising—body of work.”
Last year, the Producers & Engineers Wing celebrated the careers of Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz. Past winners include Jack White, Rick Rubin, Nile Rodgers, Neil Young, Quincy Jones and Jimmy Iovine, among others.