“I love it when they come see the guy from ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding’ at the [venue where I’m playing],” said John Corbett, on hand Wednesday — not as an actor — but as a musical advocate when The Recording Academy presented its traditional “GRAMMYs on the Hill” introduction to the 113th Congress.
Corbett, star of stage, screen… and song, was joined by songwriter J. R. Stewart, to talk music policy issues (particularly radio performance royalties) and highlight the talent of individual artists before performing four songs for staffers and lawmakers gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building.
There was no Stairway to Heaven, Corbett’s favorite song, but the pair did entertain Congressmen to include Joe Crowley, Marsha Blackburn, and Linda Sanchez with acoustic renditions of Steal Your Heart, and Whiskey Lullaby.
Hear stories about songwriting from Corbett and Stewart here – as well as selections from their Capitol Hill performance:
*The purpose of The Recording Academy’s GRAMMYs on the Hill programs is to amplify the voice of music creators in national policy issues.