GRAMMY winners Steve Cropper, Barry Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Mike Reid, Jimmy Webb, and Cynthia Weil, and current GRAMMY nominee Gavin DeGraw are the latest performers announced for A Song Is Born, the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project), to be held during GRAMMY Week on Jan. 23, 2014, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
Previously announced performers are Skylar Grey, Kris Kristofferson, John Rzeznik, Allen Shamblin, J.D. Souther, Joy Williams, Paul Williams, and Dan Wilson.
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 GRAMMY Week concert promotes the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions.
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, click here, or contact 855.235.2867.
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).