What Do Roger Linn & Dolly Parton Have In Common?

Roger LinnWhat do electronic drum machine pioneer Roger Linn and Dolly Parton have in common?

The Grammy Recording Academy has announced its Special Merit Awards recipients, and Linn & Parton are among the recipients:

  • Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, The Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, Ramones, and George Beverly Shea as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees;
  • Al Bell, Wilma Cozart Fine and Bruce Lundvall as Trustees Award honorees; and
  • Roger Linn and Waves Audio as Technical GRAMMY Award honorees.

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.

“These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry,”  said The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow.

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