Monday, December 22, 2008
Hey pallies, likes I am just so totally Dinothrilled to share this Dinonews with you. It has just been released that the Recording Academy has named our Dino as a recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. No one is more worthy of this honor then our great man...as the press release states...
"With a career that spans across all ages, Dean Martin* enjoyed great success in music, film, television and the stage. With his smooth vocals, Martin became one the best-known musical artists, recording such hits as "Memories Are Made Of This," "That's Amore," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Mambo Italiano," and "Ain't That A Kick In the Head." His timeless appeal continues to transcend generations as his recent collection was certified platinum and hit the Top 5 on Apple's iTunes music store album chart."
It is so Dinowonderful to gets this Dinonews as we are so close to honorin' our Dino on Dinowinterday...December 25...the day our Dino departed from our presence. Our Dino may no longer be physically with us, but his coolness continues to transend all time and space. As the release states...."His timeless appeal continues to transcend generations."
I have posted the pertinent Dinodetails from the press release below, but if you wanna read it in all its Dinoglory, likes just click on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinopsyched, DMP
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy® has named Dean Martin as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 7, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
"This year's recipients are a prestigious group of legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries who have made lasting contributions to the music and global communities," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Their outstanding accomplishments, legendary passion and artistry have positively affected our culture and will continue to influence and inspire generations to come."
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium while the Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees as well as The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
About the Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree:
With a career that spans across all ages, Dean Martin* enjoyed great success in music, film, television and the stage. With his smooth vocals, Martin became one the best-known musical artists, recording such hits as "Memories Are Made Of This," "That's Amore," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Mambo Italiano," and "Ain't That A Kick In the Head." His timeless appeal continues to transcend generations as his recent collection was certified platinum and hit the Top 5 on Apple's iTunes music store album chart.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.