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RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: FATS DOMINO

OCT. 25, 2017

Our Recording Academy™ family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of rock and roll visionary Fats Domino. In a career spanning more than five decades, Domino charmed audiences with his smooth vocals, boogie-woogie piano style, and unwavering humility. He is widely recognized for influencing artists across all genres, having a number of his hits covered by music industry giants, including John Lennon, Cheap Trick, and Led Zeppelin. In 1987, Domino received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, our formal salute to his remarkable contributions to rock history. He will be greatly missed, but remembered for paving the way for rock and roll. Our condolences go out to Domino’s family, friends, and collaborators during this difficult time.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
Recording Academy

FUL LIST 2017 DOVE AWARD WINNERS - REBA McENTIRE TAKES HOME HER FIRST DOVE AWARD

REBA McENTIRE TAKES HOME HER FIRST DOVE AWARD AND CLOSES OUT THE EVENING WITH A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE



On October 17, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) handed out honors in 39 categories at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards plus special industry recognitions at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville. Kari Jobe and Tasha Cobb Leonard hosted the sold-out show and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)  exclusively aired the awards show on October 22.  MercyMe was named Artist of the Year and Zach Williams took home New Artist of the Year. Gospel music legend Pat Boone received the SoundExchange Fair Play Award. From first-time nominees to legends, the all-star lineup came together for one of Gospel and Christian music's most memorable nights. ARTIST OF THE YEAR: MercyMe, Fair Trade Services NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Zach Williams, Provident Label Group SONG OF THE YEAR: “What A Beautiful Name” (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing CONTEMPORARY CH…