This day in Willie Nelson history: “Always on My Mind” named to Grammy Hall of Fame (12/19/2007)

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Willie Nelson’s, “Always on My Mind” was added to the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.  His song was one of 70 recording added to the list that now includes 798 titles. :

“The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame is one of The Academy’s most prized endeavors, spotlighting recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted our musical history,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s inductees span nine decades and represent a diverse array of genres from classical and show tunes to blues, jazz and rock and roll.

The selections range from 1905’s “Give My Regards To Broadway”, the Mamas & The Papas’ “Monday Monday,” the Beatles’ “Help!,” Marian Anderson’s “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” Cabaret — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Dionne Warwick’s “Alfie,” Jackie DeShannon’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” and Louis Armstrong’s “St. Louis Blues.” Other artists with selections include Fred Astaire, Pink Floyd, Etta James, Billy Joel, the Police, Frank Sinatra, Sister Sledge, and Barbra Streisand.

The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was created in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting significance that were issued prior to the 1958 inception of the GRAMMY Awards. The Hall is now open to any recording that has been in release for at least 25 years.

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