“On the Road Again” Honored
Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" is among the songs being honored as a 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. The classic tune earned Willie a Grammy win for Best Country Song in 1980 and was featured in the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose.
Thirty songs and albums will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and will reside in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The honored compositions include "Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys (1949), "Steel Guitar Rag" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1936), "Penny Lane" by The Beatles (1967) and "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5 (1970), among others.
"These musical treasures have brought us timeless recordings, and each of them deserves to be memorialized. These recordings are living evidence that music remains an indelible part of our culture," Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a press release.
The Grammy Hall of Fame was established in 1973 and was created to honor historically significant recordings that are at least 25 years old.