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October 22, 2014

Artists to Sing House Leaders’ Praises at GRAMMYs on the Hill

The Recording Academy’s annual gala, the toe-tapping GRAMMYs on the Hill awards show, will once rock and roll its way through The Hamilton on Wednesday.

Chart-topping performers Lady Antebellum are slated to be honored with The Recording Academy’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award, while House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will move from behind the scenes — McCarthy became co-chairman of the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus in 2013; Pelosi addressed GRAMMYs on the Hill advocates during their 2010 lobbying day — to center stage to receive the GRAMMYs on the Hill Award.

Other musicians expected to mix and mingle with lawmakers and their entourages Wednesday night include:

Hanson

The nearly shot-for-shot remake of the Ray Charles-led number from the original “Blues Brothers” they did for their “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” video was absolutely brilliant.

 

Dionne Warwick

Somehow, that hokey cast-wide sing along in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” didn’t completely ruin her debut million-selling single for us.

 

Los Lonely Boys

Chicano crooners. Ritchie Valens would be so proud.

 

According to a GRAMMYs on the Hill promoter, lawmakers will once again be invited to bum-rush the stage for a group song. No word on which Lady Antebellum tune might get the nod for the big finale, but our source suggested “Compass” is a strong contender:

 

Didn’t score an invite?

The Hanson brothers (and a few others) will be knock-knock-knocking on congressional office doors on Thursday on behalf of their fellow singer-songwriters.

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