Bonnie Raitt to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022
Bonnie Raitt will receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; New album coming in spring 2022
Honor an unwavering commitment to her profession, beloved singer / songwriter / guitarist Bonnie raitt will be among the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and 64th Annual GRAMMY Nominees Reception, it was announced Thursday.
The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday January 20 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.
“Wow what a surprise, I am speechless! “ Raitt said in a statement after hearing the news. “Thank you very much to everyone at the Recording Academy for choosing me to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award!”
Wow, what a surprise, I am speechless! Many thanks to everyone @RecordingAcad for selecting me to receive an award of excellence for all of our achievements!https://t.co/vqYU4d7c8W pic.twitter.com/0Z77Rueykx
– Bonnie Raitt (@TheBonnieRaitt) December 9, 2021
Billboard adds that Raitt will receive the award alongside this year’s other recipients: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena and Talking Heads; board award recipients Ed Cherney, Benny Golson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; and technical Grammy winner Daniel Weiss.
The 64th Grammy Awards are scheduled for Monday, January 31.
A press release adds that in addition to this well-deserved recognition given to her early next year, Bonnie Raitt is also preparing to come out. Just like that …, his 21st studio album, in April:
Raitt continues to draw on the range of influences that have shaped his legendary career, while creating something that reflects the circumstances and challenges of these unprecedented times. “Just Like That…”, an album of ten songs including four written by Raitt, is due out in April, preceded by a new single in January.