Lady Antebellum, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi to nab Grammys on the Hill

Hillary Scott, from left, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of the country pop music group Lady Antebellum perform in concert during their “Take Me Downtown Tour 2014” at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Hillary Scott, from left, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of the country pop music group Lady Antebellum will be honored in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

And the Grammy (on the Hill) goes to… Country rockers Lady Antebellum, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are among the honorees next month at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill Awards, which honors lawmakers for their support of music and musicians for philanthropy.

The annual music-and-politics mixer, which takes place April 2 at the Hamilton, will feature performances and tributes by the likes of  Dionne Warwick, Los Lonely Boys, Wesley Schultz of  The Lumineers, and pop trio Hanson, the academy announced.

The event benefits the Grammy Foundation’s Signature Schools project, which aids underserved music programs around the country.

“We are proud to honor Lady Antebellum for their artistry and inventiveness in the country arena as well as their philanthropic efforts to make a difference for disadvantaged children here and abroad,” said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow in a release. “The Academy is also pleased to honor House leaders McCarthy and Pelosi for their tireless support of music, and we look forward to another incredible evening.”

The evening will kick off the academy’s April 3 lobbying day, when musicians fan out around Capitol Hill to advocate for policies supporting music and music education.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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