Ken Ehrlich To Executive Produce Next Three Grammy Awards Shows
December 2, 2014 at 11:46 AM (PT)
KEN EHRLICH will once more serve as Exec. Producer and writer of the 57th annual GRAMMY AWARDS, marking his 35th year in that role. The telecast will take place live from STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2015 on CBS at 8p (ET/PT).
“KEN's vast knowledge and genuine love of music, as well as his expertise and vision, have made him an outstanding producer -- and ultimately the Exec. Producer -- of the GRAMMY AWARDS for 35 years now," commented THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "As one of the key architects of our signature 'GRAMMY Moments,' he continues to elevate the content, quality, and production value of our annual telecast. We couldn't be more pleased to continue our long-standing partnership and, more importantly, I am proud to call him my good friend."
EHRLICH and his production company AEG EHRLICH VENTURES will also produce the 58th and 59th GRAMMY AWARDS, as well as the upcoming one-hour entertainment special "A Very GRAMMY CHRISTMAS," which will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday and GRAMMY memories. That show airs this FRIDAY on CBS from 9-10p (ET/PT).
"I consider it an honor to have been associated with the GRAMMY AWARDS and CBS for so many years, and to be able to continue this relationship over the next three years," said EHRLICH. "I am proud of the standard of excellence that the GRAMMYs have maintained over the years, and particularly proud of the audience successes and critical acclaim the show has garnered in the years since NEIL, LESLIE MOONVES, NINA TASSLER, JACK SUSSMAN and I have become partners in presenting Music's Biggest Night."
EHRLICH and his company produced the recent "THE BEATLES: The Night That Changed AMERICA -- A GRAMMY Salute," a two-and-a-half-hour special that aired on CBS on FEBRUARY 9th, 2014, exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of THE BEATLES'' groundbreaking first performance on "The ED SULLIVAN Show." He also produced the "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To WHITNEY HOUSTON" special that aired on CBS in NOVEMBER 2012; "My Night At The GRAMMYS," a two-hour special in 2007 that highlighted the top-25 GRAMMY Moments as voted by fans, and included artists' stories behind those performances; as well as "A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On," a mini-documentary about the 36 hours leading up to the 54th GRAMMY Awards that aired on CBS in FEBRUARY 2013, the night before the 55th GRAMMY AWARDS telecast.