Flaco Jiménez has earned his place in Grammy history…
The 75-year-old Mexican American musician, a five-time Grammy-winning accordionist, will receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.
Jiménez, a member of the Texas Tornados and accordionist, has enjoyed a successful career that has spanned more than six decades. In that time, he’s collaborated with artists like Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Doug Sahm and Carlos Santana.
Jiménez has maintained a huge influence in the Tex-Mex genre by continuing to record and tour, as he upholds his status as the definitive Tex-Mex accordionist.
Other honorees include Beatles legend George Harrison, the Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, the Louvin Brothers, hard bop saxophonist Wayne Shorter and French composer Pierre Boulez.
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards will be delivered on February 7 at an invitation-only ceremony.
A segment of the Grammys broadcast on February 8 will also be devoted to recipients of this award.