McGraw, Urban, Wilson Pay Grammy Tribute to Southern Rock

Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson will join Elvin Bishop, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd for a tribute to Southern rock during the 47th annual Grammy Awards show, organizers announced Thursday (Jan. 27). The late Ray Charles will also be honored during a segment featuring Bonnie Raitt and Billy Preston. Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers vocalist featured on a Johnny Paycheck tribute CD in 2004, will receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement on Feb. 12. The Grammy Awards show takes place in Los Angeles on Feb. 13 and will be telecast live on CBS.