My granddaughter Breann is once again preparing to go on a mission trip with her church and this time she is going to Guatemala. I normally would not even mention this to anyone but in this case I am making an exception because as many of you know, my beloved grandson Carlos is from Guatemala and now his sister has the chance to go there on a mission trip and experience where her brother came from and most importantly to help the people there. She is raising money for her trip but please don’t feel obligated to support, however, if you do so it is greatly appreciated.
LOS ANGELES – The night before the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy honored seven artists with Lifetime Achievement Awards, three of them with strong Nashville ties.
George Jones, The Allman Brothers Band and Glen Campbell joined Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron in each receiving a tribute at the organization’s Special Merit Awards ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
Honorees crowded a small red carpet, catching up with one another and talking to the news media before heading into the theater for the ceremony, which academy President/CEO Neil Portnow predicted would frequently move the room to tears. “It’s a very emotional day,” Portnow said.
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Merle Haggard pays tribute to one of country music’s finest
By Merle Haggard / GRAMMY.com
Sometime around 1956, I picked up a copy of Country Song Roundup. For you new kids, that was a song magazine that was a must-have for an aspiring songwriter. And it was important to me whose names were written at the bottom of the songs.
At the time I was kinda out of touch, up the river, incarcerated. Little things meant a lot inside there. There were two new songs I didn’t recognize, didn’t know the melody to, and a couple names attributed to them that I was barely familiar with. In fact, these two songs were written by a couple of guys who would become lifelong friends of mine — Roger Miller and George Jones. I believe those songs were Roger’s “Big Harlan Taylor” and George’s “Seasons Of My Heart.”
Jason Aldean got to spend some with his mother’s favorite singer recently. Jason and George Jones were both at the Nashville party celebrating this year’s Grammy awards, and the young singer just had to go up and say hello.
“I had met him a few years back and got to do show with him,” Jason tells The Boot. “He’s my mom’s favorite singer of all time. That was before we name-checked him in ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ So this time I was curious to know what he thought about the song.”