Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Eagles will be joined by Jackson Browne to perform a tribute to the late Glenn Frey at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this weekend.
Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will team with Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit for the one-time-only special tribute to Frey, who passed away January 18 at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.
"Glenn Frey's untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community," says President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow. "For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the Grammy stage in tribute to Glenn's tremendous legacy."
Frey sang lead vocals on Eagles classics like "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight."
The Eagles postponed plans to attend the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors last December as Frey underwent major surgery for the health issue.
Drummer Henley and songwriting partner Stan Lynch are nominated for a Grammy in the Best American Roots Song category for his “Cass Country” track “The Cost Of Living.”
The song will compete for top spot against tunes by The Mavericks, Punch Brothers, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, and Jason Isbell.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 15 and broadcast on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. ET.
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