Dean Martin will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement award during the ceremony of the 51st Annual Grammy Awards for his lasting contribution to music industry. On the recipient's list for the honor, he will be joined by Brenda Lee, The Four Tops, Blind Boys of Alabama, Hank Jones, Gene Autry and Tom Paxton.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow is excited with the choice for the lifetime awards. He says, "Their outstanding accomplishments, legendary passion and artistry have positively affected our culture and will continue to influence and inspire generations to come."
The 2009 Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 08:00 - 11:30 P.M. (ET/PT). Leading this coveted awards' nominees list with eight nods is Lil Wayne. The rapper nailed counts in "Best Rap Solo Performance", "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", "Best Rap Album", "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" and "Best Rap Song".