Grammy Hall of Fame, Legends and Achievement awards
Texas born or based recipients of the Grammy Hall of Fame Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.
The Grammy Hall of Fame was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor early recordings of lasting, qualitative or historical significance which were released more than 25 years ago.
ALWAYS ON MY MIND
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
CALL IT STORMY MONDAY
DARK WAS THE NIGHT - COLD WAS THE GROUND
DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
DÉJÀ VU (featuring Texas-born Stephen Stills)
DUST BOWL BALLADS, VOLUMES 1 & 2
HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY
HE'LL HAVE TO GO
IF YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY, I'VE GOT THE TIME
I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL
KING OF THE ROAD
MATCH BOX BLUES
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
MY BLUE HEAVEN
NEGRO SINFUL SONGS
NEW SAN ANTONIO ROSE
OH, PRETTY WOMAN
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW HOW I FEEL)
PIECE OF MY HEART
PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA
THE PRISONER'S SONG
RED HEADED STRANGER
RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
SHE THINKS I STILL CARE
STEEL GUITAR RAG
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
TRUMPET BLUES AND CANTABILE
WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU
WANTED! THE OUTLAWS
WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS
THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Texas born or based recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/lifetime-awards/
This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers* who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artist significance to the field of recording. (*Through 1972 recipients included non-performers.)
With more than 300 recordings, 90 films and a groundbreaking radio program, Gene Autry remains country music's first genuine "multimedia" star, earning five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one each for radio, television, film, recording and live theatre). His recordings have sold more than 100 million copies, receiving more than a dozen gold and platinum records. Additionally, he has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. Autry's timeless classics include "Back In The Saddle Again," "Ghost Riders In The Sky," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Peter Cottontail," and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Pianist Van Cliburn is arguably the most celebrated classical performer of the modern era, renowned for his flawless technical prowess and unparalleled romantic sensibility. In 1958, he journeyed to Moscow to compete in the First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition; even at the peak of the Cold War tensions, he performed so brilliantly that, with the approval of Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the judges proclaimed him the gold medalist. Cliburn's victory was the stuff of international headlines, and he returned to the U.S. to the welcome of a New York City ticker-tape parade -- the first and only time a classical musician has been so honored.
The revolutionary saxophonist who created "free jazz", his music and his approach to making music have always defied simple categorization. One of the most important innovators of the jazz avant-garde. His solos dispensed altogether with chordal improvisation and harmony, instead playing quite freely off of the mood of the theme, following their own logic. Although initially controversial, in time, his approach would be quite influential, and his early records still sound advanced many decades later.
Who, as the defining musical icon of the Depression era, was the first to put the voice of the working class into song by singing in support of everyday heroes: Dust Bowl farmers, displaced workers and the disenfranchised poor. His influence as the most important American folksinger is apparent in the work of everyone from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen to Ani DiFranco.
In recognition of his stature as one of the finest American artists of all time, whose music defined the early years of rock and roll, and whose death at 22 deprived the world of one of the most joyful, celebratory voices ever heard.
A country music icon know as much for his lifestyle as for his distinctive voice and phrasing. Often called the greatest singer in country music.
Whose unique, understated voice, songwriting gift and role in country's "outlaw" movement made him one of country music's most important figures in the '70s and '80s. With his classic albums Red Headed Stranger and particularly Stardust, he took country music in unexpected new directions and left an indelible stamp on the Nashville scene.
The king of the melancholy rock ballad, Orbison pioneered a soaring falsetto approach to his emotionally charged and dramatic music, creating a bold new sound that mixed the best elements of rock and country on classics like "Pretty Woman," "In Dreams" and "Crying."
The king of Western Swing, he reinvented the rules of popular music. Bob Wills fronted The Texas Playboys were a dance band with a country string section that played pop songs as if they were jazz numbers. Their music expanded and erased boundaries between genres while becoming some of the most popular music of the time.
Texas born or based recipients of the Trustees Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/trustee-awards/.
This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance*, to the field of recording. (*Through 1983, recipients included performers.)
Engineer/producer and folk music archivist Alan Lomax (2003)
Texas born or based recipients of the Legend Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/legends/.
This Special Merit Award is presented by the Recording Academy to individuals or groups for ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field. The GRAMMY Legend Award was inaugurated in 1990.
Willie Nelson (1990)
Texas born or based recipients of the Technical Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/producers-and-engineers/awards/.
This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field
For setting the standard for quality sound reproduction through his engineering and his innovative designs, which have made possible unparalleled advances in the quality of recorded sound; in recognition of his influence on a generation of audio designers; and for his dedication to purity of audio reproduction.