NEW YORK – Burt Bacharach, Doris Day and Earl Scruggs will receive 2008 Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement.
Also on the list are Cab Calloway, Itzhak Perlman, Max Roach and The Band, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday. The award honors "lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium."
The awards will be presented Feb. 9, one day before the Grammy Awards show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will air live on CBS.
"This year's recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history," Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, said in a statement.
"These profoundly inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries," he said. "Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy."
Recipients of the lifetime achievement award are determined by a vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.