Little Big Town contributes light and joy throughout their harmonious records, but they also use their platform for the greatest good and give back to the communities that built them up.
In honor of their dedication to helping others, the country quartet will be recognized for their advocacy at the GRAMMYS on the Hill Awards event. Alongside congressional representatives Judy Chu and Doug Collins, Little Big Town will earn applause from many in Washington, D.C., due to their connection with music education and MusiCares, which helps out countless individuals through a support system created by the music industry.
“Little Big Town’s advocacy efforts, coupled with the legislative momentum on Capitol Hill to protect creators, further the Academy’s vision of a brighter future for music—something the Recording Academy has been championing since its inception, and made an even greater commitment to when it established its D.C. offices in 1998,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow when the honor was announced.
We’re thrilled to celebrate 20 years of advocacy in Washington, D.C. by honoring GRAMMY winners @LittleBigTown at #GRAMMYsOnTheHill 2018! Their contributions to the music industry align with some of our key advocacy and organizational causes, including advocating for #music #education and supporting @MusiCares!
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The band took great pride and gratitude in accepting the acknowledgement, and emphasized how important the work they push for is to the development of young children.
“Music is healing and powerful, and music education gives our children an outlet for expression that is absolutely necessary for their overall growth and well-being. We will continue to do our part to protect music education, songwriters, recordings, and the artists who bring them to life,” Karen Fairchild said.
Little Big Town finds themselves in great company, as previous honorees of this award include Keith Urban, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Alicia Keys and Don Henley. Political figures earning the title in previous years were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Ted Kennedy and many more prominent figures in that professional aspect.
The GRAMMYS on the Hill Awards take place in Washington, D.C., on April 18.