“Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics…” — especially when House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) takes the stage with an instrument!
GRAMMYs on the Hill connected talented musical artists with Washington’s political leaders last Wednesday (April 2nd) at the Hamilton (so, not exactly The Hill…) when pop trio Hanson, seven-time GRAMMY® winners Lady Antebellum, GRAMMY winners Los Lonely Boys, Wesley Schultz (of folk rock group the Lumineers), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones, five-time GRAMMY winner Dionne Warwick, Joy Williams of the Civil Wars, and hit songwriters Gary Burr and Victoria Shaw House met up with likes of Pelosi, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA9) for an arts and advocacy event.
The night’s fanfare included a number of awards and accolades — everyone wants a GRAMMY after all! — but the real fun started when the political movers and shakers started doing the musical moving and shaking.
Collins (sponsor of the Songwriters Equity Act) took the stage with Burr and Shaw House to present “Fair,” a song he wrote about songwriter equity with the pair in Nashville earlier this year. And Lady Antebellum, after accepting The Recording Academy®’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award, invited Members of Congress to join them as they set up to perform their latest hit, “Compass.”
No word yet on whether Pelosi and those maracas will be nominated for a GRAMMY this year.
*All images credit Jack Conroy