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Zac Brown Set to Pay Grammy Tribute to Levon Helm

Zac Brown will join a host of other stars to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, airing Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Levon played drums and occasionally sang lead vocals for the iconic and influential group The Band before embarking on a highly successful solo career. He died in 2012 at age 71 after a battle with cancer. Zac, along with the legendary Elton John, Mumford & Sons, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will perform The Band's classic tune "The Weight" during the portion of the Grammy show dedicated to artists who passed away in 2012.

Levon was a previous Grammy winner for his album Ramble at the Ryman, recorded at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, which copped the award for Best Americana Album in 2011. The recording featured a number of country and Americana guest performers, including Sheryl Crow, John Hiatt and Sam Bush.

 

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