The Washington Post

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.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Don’t be ‘that’ sports parent | On Parenting
Miss Manners: The technology's changed, but the rules are the same
A flood of refugees from Syria but only a trickle to America
Play Videos
John Lewis, 'Marv the Barb' and the politics of barber shops
Kids share best advice from mom
Using Fitbit to help kids lose weight
Play Videos
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
Transgender swimmer now on Harvard men's team
Portland's most important meal of the day
Play Videos
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
How much can one woman eat?
The signature drink of New Orleans
Next Story
Helena Andrews-Dyer · March 7, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.