GRAMMY winners Yolanda Adams, Lupe Fiasco and Dionne Warwick, pop/R&B singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian, and GRAMMY nominee Kenny Wayne Shepherd have been added to the lineup for Play It Forward: A Celebration of Music’s Evolution And Influencers — the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project presented by Seagate — to be held during GRAMMY Week on Feb. 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif.
In conjunction with the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, this year’s GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape.
The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee 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.
Play It Forward is sponsored in part by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music, and Jackson Limousine.
Play It Forward is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 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).