Grammy Awards to Honor Johnny Cash at Nominations Concert

5:00 AM PST 11/29/2012 by Shirley Halperin
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Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry will pay tribute to the late Man in Black at the Dec. 5 ceremony in Nashville. Also being recognized by the Recording Academy: The Who.

The late Johnny Cash will be honored at next week’s Grammy Nominations Concert.

As previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the announcement ceremony being held in Nashville on Dec. 5 will feature performances by country stars Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry in a special tribute to the Man in Black, who died in 2003. The last time Music City hosted the Grammy Awards in 1973, Cash figured prominently in the broadcast, which was one reason the Recording Academy chose to honor the country legend.

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In addition, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow tells THR that he considers Cash to be “an iconic performer from Nashville [who] he had so much influence on so many musicians, genres and styles.”

Other artists slated to appear on the Grammy noms special include Maroon 5, .fun, Luke Bryan and Ne-Yo. Today, the Recording Academy also announced that The Who will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award. LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-host the one-hour event, airing live on CBS at 10 p.m.

Presenters will be revealed in the coming days.

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