2016 Grammy Awards to Include Glenn Frey Tribute
The 2016 Grammy Awards will be filled with tributes to music industry greats who have passed away throughout the last year, including Glenn Frey. The Eagles, along with Jackson Browne, will honor their friend and former bandmate with a special performance during the awards ceremony.
According to Billboard, Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Bernie Leadon, guitarist Joe Walsh, bassist Timothy Schmit and Browne will perform together in tribute to Frey, who died on Jan. 18 at the age of 67 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. The exact plans for their performance have not been revealed, but it seems likely that their tribute will include "Take It Easy." Frey and Browne wrote the song in the early 1970s, and on May 1, 1972, the Eagles released it as their very first single.
In addition to the tribute to Frey, the 2016 Grammy Awards will feature tributes to the late B.B. King (Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr.) and Lionel Richie, the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year (Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor). Taylor Swift is rumored to be opening the televised portion of the awards, and the Mavericks, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Little Big Town are all set to take the stage as well.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Feb. 15 beginning at 8PM ET. The televised ceremony will be preceded by the 2016 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, which is scheduled to run from 3:30PM ET until 6:30PM ET, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. The latter event will be streamed live via the Grammy Awards’ official website and CBS.com.
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