On Tuesday Allman Brothers Band's 2012 Plans Includes Grammy and Live Shows was a top story. Here is the recap: The Allman Brothers Band have announced a busy kick off to 2012 including their annual Beacon Theatre dates, a Grammy honor, this year's installment of the Wanee Festival and The Year of the Peach, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of their 1972 live album Eat A Peach. MSO sent over these details:
The band will start the year with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which "honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." That event will take place Saturday, February 11 during Grammy Week in Los Angeles and the group will be mentioned on the Sunday, February 12 national TV broadcast.
"It's shaping up to be a great year," says Butch Trucks, who co-founded the band in 1969 with Gregg Allman, drummer Jaimoe, guitarist Duane Allman, bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Dickey Betts. "We just wanted to make music that was honest and play it for friends, which is pretty much what we've done. It's an honor to be able to be recognized like this." - more on this story