North Texans Charley Pride and Sly Stone are among the performers who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pride is a three-time Grammy Award winner. The musician, who is celebrating his 50th year in entertainment this year, lives in Dallas and is part-owner of the Texas Rangers. (Pride played baseball in the Negro League before he moved to performing.)
Pride was the first black person to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 1967. In 1993, he became its first black member.
Stone was born in Denton. The reclusive Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performed during a tribute to his band, Sly & the Family Stone, during the 2006 Grammy Awards show. It was the first time since his 1993 induction into the Rock Hall that he had been before a wide audience.
Other honorees are gospel icon Shirley Caesar (who's gone viral with the "U Name It Challenge"; Ahmad Jamal; Jimmie Rodgers; Nina Simone; and the Velvet Underground.