Performers have not been announced but are expected to be confirmed closer to the event next week, according to the association’s executive director, Jed Hilly.
“John Prine is one of the most beloved songwriters of our time,” Hilly said in a statement Wednesday. “His extraordinary gift for songcraft and storytelling is only matched by his humility and kind spirit. It is an honor for us to salute him during Grammy Week.”
Prine collected the Americana group’s artist of the year accolade at its annual awards ceremony in September in Nashville.
Musicians who have participated in previous salutes include Harris, Rodney Crowell, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, J.D. Souther, Rhiannon Giddens, the Zac Brown Band, Joan Osborne, Brandi Carlile, John Paul White, the Milk Carton Kids, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Henry and Jack Tempchin.
The organization also hasn’t announced whether Prine will be in attendance. It’s the latest honor for the singer-songwriter out of Chicago who is nominated for three Grammys related to his latest album, “The Tree of Forgiveness.” He also is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and made the final nomination ballot this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but was not among those chosen for induction this year.
“My first Grammy nomination? I was 24 — I was nominated for best new artist of the year,” Prine told The Times in December when the latest Grammy nominations were announced. “To still be in the game now is just great.”