Kristin Chenoweth and Yolanda Adams to be honored at Grammys on the Hill Awards
Tony- and Emmy-winning Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth and four-time Grammy-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams and will be among the honorees lauded at the Recording Academy's 2019 Grammys on the Hill Awards next month.
The organization’s annual mix of music and political advocacy will take place April 9 at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., according to Billboard.com.
Chenoweth will be celebrated for her philanthropic contributions to the music community with the Grammys on the Hill Philanthropist Award.
Adams, who serves as the Recording Academy Texas Chapter President, will receive the Recording Academy's Creators Leadership Award in recognition of her decades of advocacy work supporting fellow creators. Both are longtime supporters of MusiCares.
The other honorees will include Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who will be commended for their contributions to advancing music creators' rights and supporting legislation that toughens protection for the music industry.
The Grammys on the Hill Awards will feature live performances from the musical honorees and special guests to be announced soon. The day after the ceremony, the Recording Academy will host the annual Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day, which brings together recording artists, industry leaders and lawmakers to discuss the big issues facing the music community, according to Billboard.com.
"Grammys on the Hill clearly has an impact and makes a difference," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement. "It is no coincidence that just one week after last year's Awards and Advocacy Day, the Music Modernization Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives, paving the way for the bill to later be signed into law. Through the continued dialogue between music creators and Congress, we are ensuring a viable future for music makers."
As previously reported, Chenoweth will perform a home-state concert May 14 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Allied Arts. For tickets and information, go to okcciviccenter.com or call 594-8300.
Plus, check out Chenoweth performing a recent duet with Elaine Paige on "I Know Him So Well" as part of ITV's All Star Musicals concert: