2011 Grammys will honor Dolly Parton, The Ramones, Julie Andrews
Friday 24 December 2010
On December 22, the Grammy Awards announced the recipients of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton and The Ramones will be among those honored for their work.
English actress and singer Andrews is best known for her musical theater and the movie productions of Mary Poppins (for which she earned both a Grammy Award and an Academy Award) and The Sound of Music, which catapulted her to international fame.
Parton, an American country music legend, starred in and sang the title track from the film 9 to 5 and wrote and originally recorded Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," which remains one of the best-selling singles of all time. She has 25 number one singles and a record-breaking 41 top ten country albums in the US.
Despite having limited commercial success, US band The Ramones are celebrated as punk rock legends and are often cited as the first punk rock band. Their best-known mainstream songs are "Blitzkreig Bop" and "Pet Cemetary."
Other honorees include jazz drummer Roy Haynes, the Julliard String Quartet, folk group The Kingston Trio, and gospel singer George Beverly Shea.
Trophies will be handed out February 12, a day before the televised broadcast. The Recording Academy's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards takes place live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET.
The UK's version of America's Grammy Awards, the 2011 Brit Awards, is on February 15 at London's O2 arena and nominees will be announced January 13. Canada's equivalent, the Juno Awards, celebrates its 40th anniversary on March 27 in Toronto.
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