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Keith Urban is Taking Over the GRAMMY Instagram TODAY!!!

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Keith Urban is taking over @TheGRAMMYs Instagram feed TODAY, 7/15 starting at 1:00 pm PT. Urban will be sharing with fans a glimpse into tour life, with a behind the scenes look at his most recent stop in Cleveland, OH.

Be sure to check in with @TheGRAMMYs throughout the day to see what it’s like to be on the road with Keith Urban.

GRAMMY Instagram Takeovers offer a unique look into the daily lives of musicians, fostering a deeper connection between music fans and the artists they love.

Brandy Clark on GRAMMYs #InMyCollection


The GRAMMYs Instagram (@theGRAMMYs) kicked their #InMyCollection series into high gear this week.  Beginning Saturday (16), Record Store Day with Adam Lambert, followed by Brandy Clark, James Bay, Casey Veggies, Connor Franta, and today, Raquel Sofia and Shawn Mendes, the series highlights artist’s and fan’s favorite album or music memorabilia in their collection.

The official #InMyCollection day is every Wednesday.  Fans are encouraged to post theirs using #InMyCollection and it could be shared by the GRAMMYs. Pay “Close” attention to this Friday’s music star’s post.

Zac Brown Band to Be Honored by The Recording Academy with Recording Artists’ Coalition® Award

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The Recording Academy®’s 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards will honor three-time GRAMMY® winners Zac Brown Band, who will receive the Recording Artists’ Coalition® Award for their musical achievements and commitment to philanthropic causes, including Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground, the Boot Campaign, City of Hope, MusiCares, and the USO.

Known as “Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics,” the awards presentation takes place on Wednesday, April 13th at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., and will feature unique live performances and musical surprises. The sold-out celebration will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by the awards presentation.

Attending is a who’s who of music luminaries, including GRAMMY-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams, country singer/guitarist Josh Abbott, Robert “Kool” Bell of GRAMMY winners Kool & the Gang, songwriter/producer Evan Bogart, David Bromberg, GRAMMY winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn, GRAMMY winner Kendra Foster, Ginuwine, singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes of GRAMMY winners the Allman Brothers, songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins, contemporary Christian artist Matt Maher, singer/songwriter and San Francisco Chapter Board Advisor Ledisi, GRAMMY winner Ramsey Lewis, songwriter/producer and The Academy’s National Advocacy Committee co-chair Harvey Mason Jr., singer/songwriter Eddie Money, singer/songwriter Anna Nalick, GRAMMY winner Smokey Robinson, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, GRAMMY winner Jon Secada, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, gospel artist Richard Smallwood, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, hip-hop artist and Texas Chapter Trustee Paul Wall, and rapper Wale. The event will be hosted by country and bluegrass singer/songwriter and radio host Jim Lauderdale.

“Zac Brown Band is an excellent example of creative artists making a difference not only in music, but in the world of philanthropy at large,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “It’s our pleasure to recognize their dedication at our 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill event.”

On April 14th, the day after the awards ceremony, The Recording Academy will bring hundreds of music professionals from across the country to visit with lawmakers to advance policies for American music as part of The Academy’s annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day. The program is the music community’s largest annual advocacy day in Washington, D.C.

The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by performance rights organization SESAC. Event proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Foundation®’s GRAMMY Signature Schools initiative, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country. A GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipient, the Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy in Brighton, Mich., will also be honored during the celebration.

Sam Hunt Helps Pick The Voice’s Adley Stump as Grammy Amplifier Winner

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GRAMMY®-nominated Sam Hunt today announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Chosen from about 4,000 entrants, hard rockers American Bombshell, R&B artist Kirby Maurier and Blake Shelton team member on season two of The Voice, Adley Stump. Each win one of three prize packages: a studio recording session with a Recording Academy producer, a live performance showcase series opening for a noted artist; or the filming of a music video with a celebrated director.

“It takes a whole lot of passion, commitment and conviction to put yourself out there, to enter a competition and to be judged,” said Sam Hunt who helped pick Adley Stump. “There is no formula for making it in this business, but American Bombshell, Kirby and Adley have been given a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow as musicians. There’s absolutely nothing that gives us more pleasure than to be a part of an initiative like the GRAMMY Amplifier® program, that gives these aspiring talents opportunities that will help them to develop their crafts.”

“What an immeasurable honor. I am so thankful to the Grammy’s for front-running this initiative that recognizes & fosters independent talent. I couldn’t be more humbled to have been acknowledged; there is no better organization from which to learn and grow, not only as an artist, but as a person & a member of the creative community I love so much,” says Adley.

Adley Stump got her start in country music by auditioning for season 2 of The Voice on a dare and securing a spot on Blake Shelton’s team. Her latest two musical releases have been in the iTunes Top 40 Country Chart and she contributed to the book “How They Sell Music.” Stump is currently recording in FAME Studios in Nashville.

The fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier program launched last November.

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