The Recording Academy® announced today that Bonnie Raitt will join the honorees receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and 64th Annual GRAMMY® Nominees Reception event, to be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. Ten-time Grammy winner Raitt will be joined by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena, and Talking Heads. Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds were named Trustees Award honorees; and Daniel Weiss is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient.
“Wow what a surprise, I’m speechless!” Raitt shared upon hearing the news. “Thank you so much to all those at The Recording Academy for selecting me to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award!”
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Raitt just finished working on her 21st album, ‘Just Like That…,’ the third release on her independent label Redwing Records. Raitt continues to draw on the range of influences that have shaped her legendary career, while creating something that speaks to the circumstances and challenges of these unprecedented times. ‘Just Like That…,’ a ten song album with four penned by Raitt, is set for release in April, preceded by a new single in January. The album is available for pre-sale starting January 28th at www.bonnieraitt.com
Bonnie Raitt has never felt more grateful that she can continue to make music, contribute to causes, keep her crew working and connect with her audience. "I’m really aware of how lucky we were to be able to safely come together and record this album last summer,” Raitt says. "After this particularly tough time, we can’t wait to get back on the road to do what we love and have some great new songs to play.”