On Wednesday, NARAS announced the seven recipients of lifetime achievement Grammy Awards — Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, the Ramones, and George Beverly Shea. The Trustees of the recording academy are honoring Al Bell, Wilma Cozart Fine and Bruce Lundvall while Technical Grammys will go to Roger Linn and Waves Audio.
In making these announcements, Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said, “It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees who have been the creators of such timeless art. These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry. Their legendary work has left a lasting impression and will continue to influence generations to come.”
All of the honorees will be feted in a ceremony on Feb. 12 with a formal acknowledgment of their achievements made during the Grammy Awards held on Feb. 13 at the Staples Center and broadcast on CBS.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors “lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium,” while the Trustees Award “recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity.” Both awards are determined by votes of the Board of Trustees. Recipients of the Technical Grammy are determined by a vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees as well as the Trustees. That award is presented to individuals and companies who have made “contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.”