Grammy week events begin with salute to Willie Nelson

Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio.
The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing honored Nelson on Wednesday night ahead of Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
The 85-year-old Texas singer-songwriter was a man of few words when he was presented with a plaque, jokingly asking if he was graduating. He thanked all the producers and engineers, adding that “I’m glad they liked me ‘cause they could have really screwed me up.”
Nelson is nominated for two Grammys: best traditional pop vocal album for “My Way,” a covers album of Frank Sinatra; and best American roots performance for “Last Man Standing.”...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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