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Country Stars Team Up For Grammy Cares Auction

The Grammys.

A few of country music’s brightest stars have joined the Grammy Foundation’s Music Cares auction that starts today until December 5th on eBay. Eric Church, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Diamond Rio and Tim McGraw are just some of the artists who have donated items to the online auction.

Prizes up for grabs include a Rolling Stone autographed vinyl magazine by Miranda Lambert or one from Dolly Parton, guitar lessons from Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander, signed music memorabilia from Tim McGraw and an autographed guitar from Eric Church. They join superstars from all genres of music including Barry Manilow, Mick Jagger, Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw, LMFAO, Paramore and many more!

One of the auction items up for grabs are tickets to the 2012 Grammy Afterparty.

Check out the auction HERE with proceeds going towards the Music Cares Foundation.

Jason Aldean To Perform On Grammy Nominations Special

Jason Aldean. photo credit: The Greenroom PR / Ryan Smith

Jason Aldean will represent country music at the 2011 “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” on November 30th on CBS. The special will be hosted by LL Cool J and also announced Lady GaGa will perform. Jason and GaGa are the first two performers announced for the line-up.

The special airs live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. LL Cool J, and additional presenters, will announce the nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards. The special will air live on CBS between 10 to 11 pm EST. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Grammys Issue Statement On Steve Job’s Passing

The Grammys.

It was a shock to the entire world yesterday when Apple announced the passing of its CEO and Founder, Steve Jobs. Steve lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this week. Not only was he one of the innovators in the technology world, but his work effected the music industry too.  Steve received a 2002 Grammy for his work in the technical field for the music industry. The Recording Academy issued a statement late last night in a press release regarding his death:

Visionary, pioneer, innovator, genius — all of these words and more have been used to describe the dynamic, passionate, and driven Steve Jobs, who always believed, and often proved, that the impossible was possible. He took technology and turned it into art, becoming a key player and leader in the entertainment world, particularly music, and changing the way we all use the Internet and consume music, TV, movies, books, graphics, and more. In 2002, Apple Computer, Inc. was a recipient of the Technical GRAMMY® Award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field — which the groundbreaking company continues to achieve to this day. The world has lost an inspiring and creative inventor whose extraordinary legacy will forever remain present in our lives. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his friends, and the outstanding employees of Apple who will continue to honor his memory and vision.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time.

Sugarland And Eli Young Band Give Their Hearts To Grammys

Sugarland.

The Grammy foundation in partnership with Musicares announced today that Sugarland and the Eli Young Band are two of the artists joining the Musicares “Be A Part Of The Heart” campaign. The campaign encourages fans to upload their own picture tiles beside their favorite artists. Other artists who have joined the campaign include Owl City, Tori Amos, Parachute, Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, Melanie Fiona, Patrick Stump, and Jenni Riveria.

The “Be A Part Of The Heart” campaign encourages fans, recording artists, corporations and industry members to donate and come together to help promote awareness for those in need. Fans who donate to get their picture added to the mosaic are also entered to win a trip for two to the 54th annual Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2012.

Fans can make any contribution starting at $1 to get their picture added to the mosaic. There’s no limit to the donation you can give. For more information, and to get your image added, see the official campaign website HERE.