The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing honored eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner Willie Nelson, for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and his ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music ahead of Sunday’s Grammy Awards on Feb. 6 at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles.
Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson celebrated Nelson with tributes and performances at the famed studio. Nelson's sons Micah Nelson and Lukas Nelson performed some of their father’s songs, including a rendition of “Living in the Promiseland.” Nelson himself joined in, along with special guest Dave Matthews, who earlier performed “Crazy” with Lukas Nelson. The evening ended with a sing-along of “On the Road Again.”
Nelson is nominated for two Grammys at Sunday’s awards. Best American Roots Performance for the song “Last Man Standing” and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his Frank Sinatra homage "My Way."
Past honorees of the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing include T Bone Burnett, Neil Young, Jack White, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.