Producer and singer/songwriter Butch Walker was among the participants at the recent GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro hosted by The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter. During the event, Walker participated in an exclusive interview with GRAMMY.com, discussing the influence of the stage of Georgia on his music, his recording process and his book Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From A Teenage Bullet Belt, among other topics.
“I love writing pop music and I love listening to it, but I don’t want us to lose sight of [the idea] that an album is an artistic presentation … and I think it’s really important,” said LP. “As fast as everything is moving now, we need to take the time and listen to records.”
GRAMMYs On The Road With Childish Gambino and Valerie June
The Recording Academy Memphis Chapterplayed host for GRAMMYs On The Road At The Beale Street Music Festival, held May 4–6 as part of the Memphis in May International Festival. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including rapper/actor Childish Gambino and folk singer/songwriter Valerie June.