A Song Is Born At The GRAMMY Foundation Legacy ConcertConcert Review • January 24, 2014 • GRAMMY.com
The musical party that is GRAMMY Week continued Jan. 23 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with A Song Is Born, the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert. The event, formerly known as the Music Preservation Project, found a wide array of artists, from Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik and the Civil Wars' Joy Williams to 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson and Jeff Barry, who co-wrote smashes such as "Leader Of The Pack" and "Be My Baby," celebrating songwriters.
Another triumvirate of songwriting mastery came when Rzeznik, Gavin DeGraw and Skylar Grey shared the stage for the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." That performance was preceded by Grey's stunning piano rendition of "Love The Way You Lie," which she co-wrote with Eminem and Alex Da Kid and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Song Of The Year in 2010, which left even Rzeznik in awe. "That is how you write a song," he said.