Zac Brown Joins GRAMMY Tribute to the Late Levon Helm

SLN Staff Writer • February 7, 2013 - 12:28 pm

ZBB’s Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard and Mumford & Sons, along with five-time GRAMMY winner, GRAMMY Legend Award recipient and 2000 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Elton John and GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Staple Singers) Mavis Staples will join together for a special tribute to the late Levon Helm as part of the annual In Memoriam segment on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Current nominee T Bone Burnett will serve as musical director for this special tribute to Helm. Helm was a member of the revered rock group the Band, which received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Previously announced Country music performers for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards include current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes, five-time GRAMMY winner Faith Hill, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban will present during the GRAMMY telecast.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).