By Phyllis Pollack
Multi-platinum recording artist Glen Campbell will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Past recipients have included the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry and the late Roy Orbison. CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE BELOW THE ADVERTISEMENT.
The televised portion of the Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. ET/PT, unitl 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). "Music's Biggest Night," which will take place in Los Angeles at AEG's Staples Center, will be hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J. The show will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 until 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Campbell, who is currently on his "Goodbye Tour," will also perform at the Grammys with current nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a special performance. Blake Shelton is up for two awards: Best Country Solo Performance for "Honey Bee" and Best Country Album for Red River Blue.
The Band Perry is nominated for Best New Artist.
Several of massive, critically-acclaimed hit songs recorded by Campbell were written by singer/ songwriter Jimmy Webb, including "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," and "Galveston," which became chart-topping songs for Glen Campbell. The "Rhinestone Cowboy" has won eight past Grammy nods. He made music history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. He has won eight Grammy Awards, for his hits "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Gentle on My Mind" and "Witchita Lineman." He is the recipient of three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and in 1968, he took home the Grammy Album Of The Year Award for "By The Time I Get To Phoenix." In 1967, Campbell made Grammy history by winning four awards in both the country and pop categories. The Grammy Awards are the only peer-voted awards in music.
Campbell has been a staple of American culture, especially during the Sixties and Seventies, with a long list of radio hits, and the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which was also part of CBS Television fare.
Campbell has released 70 albums, raking in 45 million records in sales. In 2005, Campbell was inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. His sales have accumulated twelve RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-Platinum album.
Campbell's latest album is Ghost On A Canvas, released last year.
He also also been seen in films.
Subsequent to the Grammy Awards, Campbell will appear at a sold-out, intimate event on February 6, 2012, on the Clive Davis Soundstage at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where he will discuss his life as a musician.
Campbell appeared last year at the NAMM 2011.
More performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
The awards show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at Grammy.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
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