SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (MARCH 11, 2022) — The Recording Academy® announced today that the 2022 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards will return to the nation’s capital on Wed, April 27. For 20 years, GRAMMYs on the Hill has celebrated the intersection of music and politics, honoring congressional leaders and music creators who lead the fight for creators’ rights. This year’s artist honorees are renowned songwriters and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who, after decades of working on iconic songs from artists like Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Boyz II Men, released their first album, Jam & Lewis: Volume One, last year.
The awards will also honor Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) for their leadership in supporting the rights of music creators, especially as those in the music industry work to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic. Additional special guests will be announced at a later date. Through their respective tenures on Capitol Hill, both Rep. Deutch and Rep. McCaul have been tireless champions for music and its makers, most recently serving as sponsors or co-sponsors of the American Music Fairness Act, the Help Independent Tracks Succeed (HITS) Act, the PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act, and other pro-music legislation introduced in the 117th Congress.
The awards dinner and presentation will take place at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., with live performances from the musical honorees and additional special guests. City National Bank is the official sponsor, and the GRAMMY Museum® is the beneficiary. Over the past two decades, GRAMMYs on the Hill has hosted award-winning artists and applauded congressional leaders alike, including four-time GRAMMY® winner Yolanda Adams, then Vice President Joe Biden, two-time GRAMMY winner Garth Brooks, former United States Secretary of State and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 28-time GRAMMY winner Quincy Jones, seven-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer, former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), four-time GRAMMY winner Missy Elliott, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and more. The annual advocacy event has also led to several major legislative wins for the music industry, most notably the Music Modernization Act in 2018.