February 18, 2020:

In Memoriam: Buzzy Linhart

Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel by the loss of our friend and dear client, a true pioneer of music and art, Buzzy Linhart. One of the finest songwriters of our time, Buzzy touched the hearts of everyone who knew him with his vibrant personality, transcending lyrical talent and his unchanging positive nature. Despite his diagnosis and wavering health, his unquestionable vivacious spirit never faltered, and he was always one to end a phone conversation with one of his signature cartoon voices. We will always cherish our fond memories of Buzzy and extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.

“When my life is over the answer will be finally shown, Heaven is the sweetest place that I have ever known.” – William Buzzy Linhart
February 15, 2020:

90s Soundtrack Night 2 Announced

We’re so excited to announce the upcoming 90’s Soundtrack Night PART 2- A Benefit For Sweet Relief! 

Most great movies have a sequel. Its time for the second edition of 90’s Soundtrack Night. Come witness some of Nashville’s best players perform songs from your favorite movies made in the ’90s. Let’s unite in one night full of nostalgia and remembering the music that helped make these movies so memorable.

$8 gets you in
21 and up

February 4, 2020:

Danny Amis Visits the Sweet Relief Office

At the end of January, we had a great visit with Sweet Relief beneficiary Danny Amis aka Daddy-O Grande of Los Straitjackets! We spoke at length with Danny about his recovery from his recent bout of meningitis and his plans for the future. We’ll be posting a full update within the coming weeks!⠀

If you want to read more about Danny’s story, and support, please head to the Danny Amis Fund. 

January 27, 2020:

Grammy-Winning #SweetSupporters

Congratulations to all the amazing artists that won during this year’s Grammy Awards, including some amazing #SweetSupporters! Check out the full list of winners and nominees below:

1. Record Of The Year

  • “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver
  • Winner: “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
  • “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
  • “Hard Place” by H.E.R.
  • “Talk” by Khalid
  • “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee

2. Album Of The Year

  • i,i by Bon Iver
  • Norman F******* Rockwell! by Lana Del Rey
  • Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Billie Eilish
  • thank u, next by Ariana Grande
  • I Used to Know Her by H.E.R.
  • by Lil Nas X
  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo
  • Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend

3. Song Of The Year

  • “Always Remember Us This Way” by Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
  • Winner: “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • “Bring My Flowers Now” by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Hard Place” by Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • “Lover” by Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
  • “Norman F****** Rockwell” by Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
  • “Someone You Loved” by Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
  • “Truth Hurts” by Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

4. Best New Artist

  • Black Pumas
  • Winner: Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rosalía
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Yola


5. Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Spirit” by Beyoncé
  • “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
  • “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
  • Winner: “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
  • “You Need To Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Boyfriend” by Ariana Grande & Social House
  • “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers
  • Winner: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  •  by Andrea Bocelli
  • Love (Deluxe Edition) by Michael Bublé
  • Winner: Look Now by Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • A Legendary Christmas by John Legend
  • Walls by Barbra Streisand

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lion King: The Gift by Beyoncé
  • Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Billie Eilish
  • thank u, next by Ariana Grande
  • No. 6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran
  • Lover by Taylor Swift


9. Best Dance Recording

  • “Linked” by Bonobo
  • Winner: “Got To Keep On” by The Chemical Brothers
  • “Piece of Your Heart” by Meduza Featuring Goodboys
  • “Underwater” by RÜFÜS DU SOL
  • “Midnight Hour” bySkrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign

10. Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • LP5 by Apparat
  • Winner: No Geography by The Chemical Brothers
  • Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) by Flume
  • Solace by RÜFÜS DU SOL
  • Weather by Tycho Featuring Saint Sinner


11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Ancestral Recall by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
  • Star People Nation by Theo Croker
  • Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! by Mark Guiliana
  • Elevate by Lettuce
  • Winner: Mettavolution by Rodrigo y Gabriela


12. Best Rock Performance

  • “Pretty Waste” by Bones UK
  • Winner: “This Land” by Gary Clark Jr.
  • “History Repeats” by Brittany Howard
  • “Woman” by Karen O & Danger Mouse
  • “Too Bad” by Rival Sons

13. Best Metal Performance

  • “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” by Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi
  • “Humanicide” by Death Angel
  • “Bow Down” by I Prevail
  • “Unleashed” by Killswitch Engage
  • Winner: “7empest” by Tool

14. Best Rock Song

  • “Fear Inoculum” by Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
  • “Give Yourself A Try” by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
  • “Harmony Hall” Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
  • “History Repeats” by Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
  • Winner: “This Land” by Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

15. Best Rock Album

  • AMO by Bring Me The Horizon
  • Winner: Social Cues by Cage The Elephant
  • In The End by The Cranberries
  • Trauma by I Prevail
  • Feral Roots by Rival Sons


16. Best Alternative Music Album

  • U.F.O.F. by Big Thief
  • Assume Form by James Blake
  • i,i by Bon Iver
  • Winner: Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend
  • Anima by Thom Yorke


17. Best R&B Performance

  • “Love Again” by Daniel Caesar & Brandy
  • “Could’ve Been” by H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tille
  • “Exactly How I Feel” by Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane
  • “Roll Some Mo” by Lucky Daye
  • Winner: “Come Home” by Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Time Today” by BJ The Chicago Kid
  • “Steady Love” by India.Arie
  • Winner: “Jerome” by Lizzo
  • “Real Games” by Lucky Daye
  • “Built For Love” by PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan

19. Best R&B Song

  • “Could’ve Been” by Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller)
  • “Look At Me Now” by Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
  • “No Guidance” by Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Huizar, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Drake)
  • “Roll Some Mo” by David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
  • Winner: “Say So” by PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy
  • Winner: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo
  • Overload by Georgia Anne Muldrow
  • Saturn by NAO
  • Being Human In Public Jessie Reyez

21. Best R&B Album

  • 1123 by BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Painted byLucky Daye
  • Ella Mai by Ella Mai
  • Paul by PJ Morton
  • Winner: Ventura by Anderson .Paak


22. Best Rap Performance

  • “Middle Child” by J. Cole
  • “Suge” by DaBaby
  • “Down Bad” by Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
  • Winner: “Racks In The Middle” by Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
  • “Clout” by Offset Featuring Cardi B

23. Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Winner: “Higher” by DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
  • “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby & Gunna
  • “Panini” by Lil Nas X
  • “Ballin” by Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “The London” by Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

24. Best Rap Song

  • “Bad Idea” by Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
  • “Gold Roses” by Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)
  • Winner: “A Lot” by Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
  • “Racks In The Middle” by Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
  • “Suge” by DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

25. Best Rap Album

  • Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville
  • Championships by Meek Mill
  • I am > I was by 21 Savage
  • Winner: IGOR by Tyler, The Creator
  • The Lost Boy by YBN Cordae


26. Best Country Solo Performance

  • “All Your’n” by Tyler Childers
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde
  • Winner: “Ride Me Back Home” by Willie Nelson
  • “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
  • “Bring My Flowers Now” by Tanya Tucker

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “Brand New Man” by Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
  • “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” by Brothers Osborne
  • Winner: “Speechless” by Dan + Shay
  • “The Daughters” by Little Big Town
  • “Common” by Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

28. Best Country Song

  • Winner: “Bring My Flowers Now” by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
  • “It All Comes Out In The Wash” by Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “Some Of It” by “Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
  • “Speechless” by Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

29. Best Country Album

  • Desperate Man by Eric Church
  • Stronger Than The Truth by Reba McEntire
  • Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
  • Center Point Road by Thomas Rhett
  • Winner: While I’m Livin’ by Tanya Tucker


30. Best New Age Album

  • Fairy Dreams by David Arkenstone
  • Homage to Kindness by David Darling
  • Winner: Wings by Peter Kater
  • Verve by Sebastian Plano
  • Deva by Deva Premal


31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Elsewhere” by Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • Winner: “Sozinho” by Randy Brecker, soloist
  • “Tomorrow Is the Question” by Julian Lage, soloist
  • “The Windup” by Branford Marsalis, soloist
  • “Sightseeing” by Christian McBride, soloist

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Thirsty Ghost by Sara Gazarek
  • Love & Liberation by Jazzmeia Horn
  • Alone Together by Catherine Russell
  • Winner: 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
  • Screenplay by Tierney Sutton Band

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • In The Key Of The Universe by Joey DeFrancesco
  • The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul by Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn by Christian McBride’s New Jawn
  • Winner: Finding Gabriel by Brad Mehldau
  • Come What May by Joshua Redman Quartet

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Triple Helix by Anat Cohen Tentet
  • Dancer In Nowhere by Miho Hazama
  • Hiding Out by Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
  • Winner: The Omni-American Book Club by Brian Lynch Big Band
  • One Day Wonder by Terraza Big Band

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Winner: Antidote by Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
  • Sorte!: Music by John Finbury by Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
  • Una Noche Con Rubén Blades by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Rubén Blades
  • Carib by David Sánchez
  • Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera by Miguel Zenón


36. Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • Winner: “Love Theory” by Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
  • “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” by Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan
    Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
  • “See The Light” by Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr
  • “Speak The Name” by Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant
  • “This Is A Move (Live)” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “Only Jesus” by Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
  • Winner: “God Only Knows” by for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
  • “Haven’t Seen It Yet” by Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
  • “God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)” by Tauren Wells
  • “Rescue Story” by Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

38. Best Gospel Album

  • Winner: Long Live Love by Kirk Franklin
  • Goshen by Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
  • Tunnel Vision by Gene Moore
  • Settle Here by William Murphy
  • Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album by CeCe Winans

39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • I Know A Ghost by Crowder
  • Winner: Burn The Ships by for KING & COUNTRY
  • Haven’t Seen It Yet by Danny Gokey
  • The Elements by TobyMac
  • Holy Roar by Chris Tomlin

40. Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Winner: Testimony by Gloria Gaynor
  • Deeper Oceans by Joseph Habedank
  • His Name Is Jesus by Tim Menzies
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout by (Various Artists) Jerry Salley, Producer


41. Best Latin Pop Album

  • Vida by Luis Fonsi
  • 11:11 by Maluma
  • Montaner by Ricardo Montaner
  • Winner: #ELDISCO by Alejandro Sanz
  • Fantasia by Sebastian Yatra

42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • X100PRE by Bad Bunny
  • OASIS by J Balvin & Bad Bunny
  • Indestructible by Flor De Toloache
  • Almadura by iLe
  • Winner: El Mal Querer by Rosalía

43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Caminando by Joss Favela
  • Percepción by Intocable
  • Poco a Poco by La Energia Norteña
  • 20 Aniversario by Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • Winner: De Ayer Para Siempre by Mariachi Los Camperos

44. Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Winner (Tie): Opus by Marc Anthony
  • Tiempo al Tiempo by Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
  • Candela by Vicente García
  • Literal by Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • Winner (Tie): A Journey Through Cuban Music by Aymée Nuviola


45. Best American Roots Performance

  • Winner: “Saint Honesty” by Sara Bareilles
  • “Father Mountain” by Calexico And Iron & Wine
  • “I’m On My Way” by Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi
  • “Call My Name” by I’m With Her
  • “Faraway Look” by Yola

46. Best American Roots Song

  • “Black Myself” by Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
  • Winner: “Call My Name” by Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)
  • “Crossing To Jerusalem” by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
  • “Faraway Look” by Dan Auerbach, Yola & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More” by Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

47. Best Americana Album

  • Years To Burn by Calexico And Iron & Wine
  • Who Are You Now by Madison Cunningham
  • Winner: Oklahoma by Keb’ Mo’
  • Tales of America by J.S. Ondara
  • Walk Through Fire by Yola

48. Best Bluegrass Album

  • Winner: Tall Fiddler by Michael Cleveland
  • Live In Prague, Czech Republic by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Toil, Tears & Trouble by The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
  • Royal Traveller by Missy Raines
  • If You Can’t Stand The Heat by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

49. Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Kingfish by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Winner: Tall, Dark & Handsome by Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men + Dana
  • Sitting On Top Of The Blues by Bobby Rush
  • Baby, Please Come Home by Jimmie Vaughan
  • Spectacular Class by Jontavious Willis

50. Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Winner: This Land by Gary Clark Jr.
  • Venom & Faith by Larkin Poe
  • Brighter Days by Robert Randolph & The Family Band
  • Somebody Save Me by Sugaray Rayford
  • Keep On by Southern Avenue

51. Best Folk Album

  • My Finest Work Yet by Andrew Bird
  • Rearrange My Heart by Che Apalache
  • Winner: Patty Griffin by Patty Griffin
  • Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Front Porch by Joy Williams

52. Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Kalawai’anui by Amy Hānaiali’i
  • When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs by Northern Cree
  • Winner: Good Time by Ranky Tanky
  • Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by Rebirth Brass Band
  • Hawiaiian Lullaby by (Various Artists) Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers


53. Best Reggae Album

  • Winner: Rapture by Koffee
  • As I Am by Julian Marley
  • The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics by Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
  • Mass Manipulation by Steel Pulse
  • More Work To Be Done by Third World


54. Best World Music Album

  • Gece by Altin Gün
  • What Heat by Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
  • African Giant by Burna Boy
  • Fanm D’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
  • Winner: Celia by Angelique Kidjo


55. Best Children’s Album

  • Winner: Ageless Songs For The Child Archetype by Jon Samson
  • Flying High! by Caspar Babypants
  • I Love Rainy Days by Daniel Tashian
  • The Love by Alphabet Rockers
  • Winterland by The Okee Dokee Brothers


56. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • Beastie Boys Book by (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
  • Winner: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor by Eric Alexandrakis
  • Mr. Know-It-All by John Waters
  • Sekou Andrews & The String Theory by Sekou Andrews (& The String Theory)


57. Best Comedy Album

  • Quality Time by Jim Gaffigan
  • Relatable by Ellen DeGeneres
  • Right Now by Aziz Ansari
  • Son of Patricia by Trevor Noah
  • Winner: Sticks & Stones by Dave Chappelle


58. Best Musical Theater Album

  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times of the Temptations (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Winner: Hadestown (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Original Broadway Cast)
  • The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites (Imogen Heap)
  • Oklahoma! (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)


59. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • The Lion King: The Songs (Various Artists) Jon Favreau & Hans Zimmer, compilation producers
  • Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Various Artists) Quentin Tarantino, compilation producer; Mary Ramos, music supervisor
  • Rocketman by Taron Egerton, Giles Martin, compilation producer
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Various Artists) Spring Aspers & Dana Sano, compilation producers; Kier Lehman, music supervisor
  • Winner: A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Paul “DJWS” Blair, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Nick Monson, Lukas Nelson, Mark Nilan Jr. & Benjamin Rice, compilation producers; Julianne Jordan & Julia Michels, music supervisors

60. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri, composer
  • Winner: Chernobyl by Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer
  • Game of Thrones: Season 8 by Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • The Lion King by Hans Zimmer, composer
  • Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, composer

61. Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” by Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
    Track from: Toy Story 4
  • “Girl In The Movies” by Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton)
    Track from: Dumplin’
  • Winner: “I’ll Never Love Again(Film Version)” by Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
    Track from: A Star Is Born
  • “Spirit” by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: The Lion King
  • “Supsirium” by Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke)
    Track from: Suspiria


62. Best Instrumental Composition

  • “Begin Again” by Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
  • “Crucible for Crisis” by Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
  • “Love, A Beautiful Force” by Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • Winner: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” by John Williams, composer (John Williams)
  • “Walkin’ Funny” by Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • “Blue Skies” by Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
  • “Hedwig’s Theme” by John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
  • “La Novena” by Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
  • “Love, A Beautiful Force” by Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
  • Winner: “Moon River” by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • Winner: “All Night Long” by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
  • “Jolene” by Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
  • “Marry Me A Little” by Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
  • “Over The Rainbow” by Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
  • “12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)” by Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)


65. Best Recording Package

  • Anónimas & Resilientes by Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)
  • Winner: Chris Cornell by Barry Ament, Jeff Ament & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell)
  • Hold That Tiger by Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
  • i,i by Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)
  • Intellexual by Irwan Awalludin, art director (Intellexual)

66. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Anima by Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors (Thom Yorke)
  • Gold In A Brass Age by Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, art directors (David Gray)
  • 1963: New Directions by Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane)
  • The Radio Recordings 1939-1945 by Marek Polewski, art director (Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker)
  • Winner: Woodstock: Back To The Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive by Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)


67. Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions by Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • The Gospel According to Malaco by Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • Pedal Steal + Four Corners by Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)
  • Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection by Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger)
  • Winner: Stax ’68: A Memphis Story by Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists)


68. Best Historical Album

  • The Girl From Chickasaw County – The Complete Capitol Masters by Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)
  • The Great Comeback: Horowitz At Carnegie Hall by Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
  • Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 by Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Mcgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Winner: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection by Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger)
  • Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive by Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer (Various Artists)


69. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • All These Things by Tchad Blake, Thomas Dybdahl, Adam Greenspan & Roderick Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
  • Ella Mai by Chris “Shaggy” Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai)
  • Run Home Slow by Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
  • Scenery by Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King)
  • Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

70. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff
  • Dan Auerbach
  • John Hill
  • Winner: Finneas
  • Ricky Reed

71. Best Remixed Recording

  • Winner: “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)” by Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna)
  • “Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)” by Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus)
  • “The One (High Contrast Remix)” by Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith)
  • “Swim (Ford. Remix)” by Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds)
  • “Work It (Soulwax Remix)” by David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson)


72. Best Immersive Audio Album

  • Chain Tripping
    Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (YACHT)
  • Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances
    Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra)
  • Winner: Lux
    Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor)
  • The Orchestral Organ
    Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill)
  • The Savior
    Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)


73. Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Aequa – Anna Thorvaldsdottir
    Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
    Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio
    Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio)
  • Winner: Riley: Sun Rings
    Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; John Kilgore, Judith Sherman & David Harrington, engineers/mixers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet)
  • Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth
    Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

74. Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • James Ginsburg
  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
  • Morten Lindberg
  • Dirk Sobotka


75. Best Orchestral Performance

  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
    Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Coplan: Billy The Kid, Grohg
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • Winner: Norman: Sustain
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Transatlantic
    Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21
    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

76. Best Opera Recording

  • Benjamin: Lessons In Love & Violence
    George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; Raphaël Mouterde & James Whitbourn, producers (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
  • Berg: Wozzeck
    Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)
  • Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs de Versailles
    Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
  • Winner: Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus)
  • Wagner: Lohengrin
    Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

77. Best Choral Performance

  • Boyle: Voyages
    Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
  • Winner: Duruflé: Complete Choral Works
    Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)
  • The Hope of Loving
    Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
  • Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
    Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)
  • Smith, K.: The Arc In The Sky
    Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

78. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall To Earth
    Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
  • Freedom & Faith
  • Perpetulum
    Third Coast Percussion
  • Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio
    Hermitage Piano Trio
  • Winner: Shaw: Orange
    Attacca Quartet

79. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • The Berlin Recital
    Yuja Wang
  • Higdon: Harp Concerto
    Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Winner: Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite
    Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • The Orchestral Organ
    Jan Kraybill
  • Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin
    Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

80. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • The Edge of Silence – Works for Voice by György Kurtág
    Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
  • Himmelsmusik
    Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
  • Schumann: Liederkreis op. 24, Kerner-Lieder op. 35
    Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
  • Winner: Songplay
    Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
  • A Te, O Cara
    Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

81. Best Classical Compendium

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 51% playing time of the album, if other than the artist.

  • American Originals 1918
    John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer
  • Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘Heilchalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • Meltzer: Songs and Structures
    Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers
  • Winner: The Poetry of Places
    Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
  • Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel d’Hiver
    Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

82. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Bermel: Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra
    Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
  • Winner: Higdon: Harp Concerto
    Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major
    Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Norman: Sustain
    Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Shaw: Orange
    Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)
  • Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth
    Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)


83. Best Music Video

  • “We’ve Got To Try”
    The Chemical Brothers
    Ninian Doff, video director; Ellie Fry, video producer
  • “This Land”
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Savanah Leaf, video director; Danielle Hinde, Jason Cole, Alicia Martinez & Devin Sarno, video producers
  • “Cellophane”
    FKA twigs
    Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
  • Winner: “Old Town Road (Official Movie)”
    Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
    Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers
  • “Glad He’s Gone”
    Tove Lo
    Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

84. Best Music Film

  • Winner: Homecoming
    Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Steve Pamon & Erinn Williams, video producers
  • Remember My Name
    David Crosby
    A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers
  • Birth of the Cool
    (Miles Davis)
    Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer
  • Shangri-La
    (Various Artists)
    Jeff Malmberg & Morgan Neville, video directors; Danny Breen, video producer
  • Anima
    Thom Yorke
    Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers
January 21, 2020:

THANK YOU! – Montrose Remembered 2020

HUGE thank you to those that attended, played at, and put together this amazing event in memory of Ronnie Montrose! This was the 5th year of the Ronnie Montrose Remembered show and we were honored to be a part of it. If you stopped by our table, thank you for saying hello and taking the time to learn more about our mission! For those that missed us, please feel free to sign up for our Newsletter to keep up to date on all things Sweet Relief.

January 20, 2020:

NAMM 2020

It was great running into some friends and #SweetSupporters at NAMM 2020! Aric and Tatiana caught up with Sarah Gallenberger to talk about the amazing guitars she designed for Fender this year. They also headed over to Wide Sky Guitars to see his amazing display of handmade guitars! 

We’re so grateful to be able to attend events like this and thank those that support us in person. 

January 16, 2020:


Come by and say hi at this years RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED 2020 show! 

“5-Year Commemorative Concert Celebration”
Friday January 17, 2020
Doors Open 5:00PM
V . I . P . PACKAGES : $95.00

Reserved Up Front Prime Seating – Front Orchestra
Special Edition 5-Year Commemorative T-Shirt (at Show)
Access to Backstage and Sidestage areas
Exclusive Backstage VIP Meet & Greet Area
Private VIP/Artist Only Backstage Bar
Private VIP Lounge with Private Restrooms
Exclusive Red Carpet Access with the Star Performers
Professional Red Carpet Photographer
Limited Quantity Available

All Ages
Full Bar with Valid ID
2232 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, Ca. 92802
More Info or Booking call (714) 522-8256



January 13, 2020:

In Memoriam: Marty Grebb

All of us at Sweet Relief are heartbroken over the recent loss of close friend & client, Marty Grebb. Marty was an extraordinary musician & songwriter who got his start as a member of The Buckinghams in the mid-60’s & went on to play with Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton & many others. We started working with him in early 2015, shortly after his cancer diagnosis, and over the past 5 years Marty became much more than a client.  He was a dear friend who was not afraid to be vulnerable about the various challenges he faced in both his personal and professional life.  Despite these challenges he remained generous, always interested in how we were doing as individuals or thinking of ways that he could support Sweet Relief as an organization. He had this wonderfully deep voice that exuded a warmth & calm that would just wash over you. When it came to music, Marty had stories for days, whether it was about coming up in the vibrant blues scene of Chicago in the 60’s, touring with so many great artists over the last five decades or the many projects he was working on in the present.  We miss you & love you Marty. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & close friends during this most difficult time.

January 6, 2020:

THANK YOU For Your Support!

We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to those that support Sweet Relief and our mission to HEAL MUSICIANS IN NEED. In 2019, the community around music proved once again to be an unstoppable force of good and compassion. We’re excited to go into this New Year with all of you and to see what amazing strides we can make to help those that have given us so much ❤️

January 1, 2020:

Happy New Year!

Team Sweet Relief wishes you a happy, healthy, and music filled 2020!

December 12, 2019:

#SweetSupporter Gift Guide

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet!? If you’re running a bit behind, here’s our guide to help you pick out the perfect gift for the music lover in your life! Shop our Sweet Holiday Collection and get 20% off each item, automatically applied at checkout! To be eligible for FREE standard shipping, order your items before 11:59pm on 12/13 :gift:


For your favorite guitar player,

the Sweet Relief Guitar Headstock T-Shirt.

For the one who always gets cold. 
#MusicHeals Pom-Pom Beanie

For the coffee lover. 
Holiday Heart Mug

For the sock collector.
Santa Harp Socks



December 4, 2019:

Annual Holiday Auction- NOW LIVE!

Our annual Holiday Auction is now live! This year, we’ve put together an incredible list of items that can make the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life (or the perfect gift for yourself!). 

Click below and see the long list of auctions ranging from signed guitars and Guest List tickets, to special Meet & Greets from top artists. 


December 3, 2019:

#GivingTuesday Giving Guide!

What if we all gave on ONE day?
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

We put together a Giving Guide below to show you all the different ways you can GIVE BACK to musicians in need this season. If you can’t donate or purchase from our store, we encourage you to share this email with your family and friends! Music has touched all of us in one way or another…it’s time to give a little back :heart:


This #GivingTuesday, we’ve made one-time donations simple and quick. Check out our Facebook Fundraiser, ENDING TODAY! We’ve already hit 40% of our goal, help us reach 100% so we can support more musicians this holiday season. 

HUGE thanks to our supporters that have shared about the Fundraiser, including PETER FRAMPTONGOO GOO DOLLS3 DOORS DOWN, and KENNY LOGGINS

Want to start your own fundraiser? Facebook offers an easy way to set up your own Peer-To-Peer fundraiser that you can share with your family and friends! START A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER HERE.

You can also start a fundraiser via our website. Reach out to us directly and we’ll work with you to make your fundraiser a success. START A PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER HERE.

What better way to show off your support than purchasing from our Sweet Relief Merch Store! Head to our online shop to see all the awesome items we have available. You’ll find everything from sweaters and beanies for a cozy winter, to tank tops and tees for a stylish summer. 

Check out some of our most popular collections: ARTIST FUNDSWEET HOLIDAY, and DONATED DESIGNS

And last, but certainly not least, is our ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION! This year, we’ve put together an incredible list of items that can make the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life (or the perfect gift for yourself!). 

CLICK HERE to check out the long list of auctions ranging from signed guitars and Guest List tickets, to special Meet & Greets from top artists. 

❄️Featured Holiday Auction Items❄️


Dolly Parton Signed Guitar

Brian Wilson Signed Fender Jaguar Guitar

The National Signed Guitar

Larry David Signed Curb Your Enthusiasm Script of Your Choice

View All

November 28, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving from Team Sweet Relief!

We’re so thankful to those that have supported Sweet Relief and musicians in need! Enjoy the time with your family and loved ones!

November 25, 2019:

George Thorogood’s WHO DO YOU LOVE Campaign


Sweet Relief is honored and thankful to be a part of George Thorogood’s “Who Do You Love” holiday campaign this year! We are so grateful for George’s continued support of our mission over the years 🎶 ❤️

Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 2019)–George Thorogood and The Destroyers announce their 4th annual “Who Do You Love?” holiday charity social media campaign, featuring seven Non-profit organizations that are important to the band, also including an “Everyday Hero / Fan Submission.” The campaign this year will begin this Veterans Day on November 11, and will continue through the week of December 30. Each week, the band’s social posts will feature a different charity: Gary Sinise Foundation (11/11), Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (11/18), Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (11/25), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (12/2), Musically Fed (12/9), Every Day Hero / Fan Submission (12/16), T.J. Martell Foundation (12/23) and Pajama Program (12/30).
The 2019 schedule for the “Who Do You Love?” campaign is as follows:
The mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation is to serve and honor our nation’s service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. 
Says the Foundation, “Gary Sinise Foundation partners with people that share our values. George Thorogood has shown with his “Who Do You Love?” campaign that he shares the same values as our foundation. We are honored to be one of the non-profits featured in this campaign.”
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students.  Over 23 years, more than 28,000 instruments have been donated to 1,550 schools across the country.
Says the Foundation, “Artist’s support of music education has been a strong driver of our work to keep music alive in schools, and give kids opportunities to create and play music, find their voice, and succeed in life. We’re grateful to the music industry for recognizing where it all starts. Thank you for giving the gift of music.”
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance to career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need.
Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, and composers and songwriters from every musical genre. Since its inception in 1994, Sweet Relief has helped musicians with medical and living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and procedures, housing and food costs, utilities, and other vital living expenses.
Says the Foundation:  It’s an honor and true pleasure to have George as a supporter.  He is a generous soul and his consistent contributions over the years have enabled us to help so many musicians in need; we couldn’t be more grateful!”
Donation link: Sweet Relief
As an organization founded by a family for families, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is celebrating 70 years of impact by looking to the past for inspiration that will continue to propel us forward in our continued fight for all those affected by blood cancer. From investing in cutting edge research to providing first-class patient education and support services to leading advocacy endeavors, LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer.
Says the Foundation: “Since 2015, George Thorogood has put his talents to work helping LLS, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer, find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. This year marks the fifth consecutive one that the band has teamed with LLS. In addition to raising funds by selling a specially designed shirt at all of their concerts, $1 from each ticket sold from each concert has been donated to LLS.  Check out: (
Donation link:  LLS
Website link:
Musically Fed’s mission is to mobilize the music industry in the fight against hunger by distributing excess food and catering from tours, shows, and events to those in greatest need. Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure.
Donation link: Musically Fed
Says Director of the Foundation, Maria Brunner:  “The daily mission of Musically Fed is to make it easy for promoters, performers and their teams to leave each city they visit with a lasting positive impact. We are proud to partner with George Thorogood & The Destroyers on their “Who Do You Love?” Campaign and hope that together we can serve as an example – and a challenge –for the rest of the music industry to get involved.”
George Thorogood and The Destroyers are also proud to support Everyday Hero / Fan Submission. An everyday hero can be anyone. A person who selflessly intervenes in a situation small or big is a hero. That person who enters your life on a truly bad day and makes you feel better is a hero. We can all be everyday heroes. Now is the time to show how much you love them and what they do to make the world a better place.
Fans can nominate their “Who Do You Love?”  Everyday Hero by sending their name, a photo and a short story of why they are their everyday hero.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States.
Says CEO Laura Heatherly, “The T.J. Martell Foundation is honored to participate in George Thorogood’s “Who Do You Love?” campaign again this year.  We look forward to directing the funds raised to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and know our researchers will appreciate these contributions to eradicate this devastating disease.”
Donation link: TJMartell
Website link:
Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine for children to help them thrive. Since 2001, the organization has provided over 6.5 million inspiring storybooks and cozy pajamas to children nationwide who are experiencing challenges beyond their control, as well as critical resources for caregivers to support children at bedtime. Through its network of 4,000 Community Partners, 60+ volunteer Chapter Presidents, and main Reading Centers in New York and Atlanta, Pajama Program’s goal is to create “good nights for good days” for all children, everywhere.
Says Jamie Dyce, Executive Director, “We’re honored to be included in this year’s “Who Do You Love?” campaign. Pajama Program knows the magic of bedtime and the love and comfort that happens in those moments.  We’re incredibly grateful for individuals like Thorogood who help us in our mission to raise awareness and support so we can provide the care, expertise and gifts needed for a comforting bedtime routine for children and teens who face uncertainty in their lives.”

Donation link: 
Pajama Program
Website link:
Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The DestroyersJeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) — has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums – including six gold and two platinum discs — and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ catalog of hits include: “Who Do You Love?,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Get A Haircut,and the anthemic “Bad To The Bone.”  
November 22, 2019:

Holiday Merch Collection is Now Live!

❄️ Become a #sweetsupporter this holiday season ❄️
This season we’ve put together one of the largest collections this store has seen! We want to celebrate the season of giving by showcasing items that will be sure to warm your favorite music lovers’ hearts.
Thank you to our volunteers who generously donated their beautiful designs :
Jessica Beringer ( Sweet Relief Snowflake, Peppermint Snowflake, Sweet Relief Holiday Guitar, Peppermint Holiday Guitar)
Hoi Yan ( Holiday Heart )
The Notorious Trias ( Santa Harp, Rudolph Drums, Elf Flutes )
November 18, 2019:

Heal Musicians In Need This #GivingTuesday

Can you imagine a world without music?

Since 1994, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has worked hard to ensure musicians and music industry workers are not alone when they are in need. When a career musician is battling illness, disease, or injury that prevents them from working, we step in to help cover the financial costs of medical treatment, prescriptions, food, rent and other vital living expenses. We help them focus on recovery and healing so they can get back to doing what they love most.

This #GivingTuesday, we’re asking for your support so we can continue helping these great musicians and industry workers that have given us the gift of music!

November 15, 2019:

Meet Illenium in Los Angeles

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Illenium and Staples Center to bring you and your friends an experience of a lifetime! Enter to win passes to Illenium’s Dec 7th show in Los Angeles where you’ll meet the man himself before the show, and enjoy a PRIVATE SUITE with all your friends. 

 Don’t wait, enter now by clicking the button below⬇️

October 31, 2019:

Danny Amis: Update

First, we’d like to thank those who have supported Danny Amis since his unfortunate bout with meningitis. After months of slow recovery, we are able to give another update on his recovery journey. Danny writes:

 “Hello, it’s really me this time. With an update. I had quite a scare a couple of months ago. I caught a bad case of meningitis, which put me in a coma for about 2-3 weeks, during which time I underwent emergency brain surgery. I ended up with a really impressive Frankenstein type of scar on my head. I’m only now starting to realize how serious this all is and how lucky I am to still be alive. I appreciate all the support I’ve received from my friends here. I’m staying at my brother’s house in Utah. Still trying to understand what I’ve been through. The good news is that my cancer has surprisingly gone into complete remission. Go figure!” 

A fundraiser will be held to further support Danny and his recurring medical bills. Enjoy a night of music at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill on Sunday, November 3rd @ 6 pm. 

For more information about the fundraiser, click HERE. To learn more about Danny and donate to his directed fund click the button below. 

September 26, 2019:



September 24, 2019:  Today, Fat Possum Records announces IF YOU’RE GOING TO  THE CITY: A Tribute To Mose Allison out November 29. The collection features Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars feat. Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose!, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. The CD and LP packaging will include a DVD copy of Paul Bernay’s 2005 documentary on Mose Allison titled ‘Ever Since I Stole The Blues.’ It was originally produced for the BBC. Today, you can listen to “Ever Since The World Ended” from Loudon Wainwright III – listen below:

Wainwright remembers, “For many years I made a point of going to see Mose Allison play wherever I could -In London, Chicago, LA, and, of course, in my hometown of New York. I considered his gigs essential listening and going for me was, not to get too highfallutin’, a pilgrimage. When I nervously would approach to say hello to him after a show I was always thrilled that he seemed happy to see me. Mose’s cover version of my song “I’m Alright” was an unparalleled highlight of my career and I can only hope he would have approved of my stab at “Ever Since The World Ended.”

Mose’s daughter Amy Allison teamed up with musician/producer Don Heffington to honor her father’s rich catalog of songs. “We were talking about my dad’s legacy and thinking about all the musicians who were fans, and how a tribute album featuring some of these artists would be cool, especially if it were to benefit a worthy cause. Don said “Let’s put it together ourselves” and introduced the idea (and me) to his friend producer/engineer /studio owner Sheldon Gomberg. Sheldon ALSO happens to be on the board of Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund, an organization started by Victoria Williams to benefit musicians in need. And so it began…”

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides assistance to career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, and composers and songwriters from every musical genre. Since its inception, Sweet Relief has helped musicians with medical and living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and procedures, housing and food costs, utilities, and other basic necessities.

 Born in 1927 in the Mississippi Delta, Mose John Allison grew up listening to jazz and blues greats such as Louis Armstrong, Memphis Minnie, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan and the Nat Cole Trio.  He learned to play the piano and trumpet as a boy. After a stint in the army and then several years playing in clubs around the South, he moved to New York City to make his career as a pianist, songwriter, and performer fronting his own trio. Allison performed with jazz greats such as Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan, and developed a distinctive style of playing that fused blues and jazz with succinct and timeless lyrics. Mose Allison became a favorite among his peers and his songs have been covered by other great artists such as  Van Morrison, The Who, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and many others. Allison passed away in 2016 at the age of 89.

If You’re Going to The City Tracklist:

  1. Taj Mahal   – Your Mind Is On Vacation
  2. Robbie Fulks   – My Brain
  3. Jackson Browne   – If You Live  
  4. The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple –   Your Molecular Structure
  5. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite   – Nightclub
  6. Chrissie Hynde   – Stop This World
  7. Iggy Pop   – If You’re Going to the City
  8. Bonnie Raitt   – Everybody’s Crying Mercy
  9. Loudon Wainwright III   – Ever Since the World Ended
  10.   Richard Thompson   – Parchman Farm
  11.   Peter Case   – I Don’t Worry About A Thing
  12.   Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin   – Wild Man On The Loose
  13.   Anything Mose!   – The Way of the World
  14.   Frank Black   – Numbers On Paper
  15.   Amy Allison with Elvis Costello   – Monsters of the Id

 Get the Loudon Wainwright III track, and presave the album HERE.

September 17, 2019:

Artists Symposium on Homelessness at Cal State Fullerton

Be sure to stop by our booth, say hi, and learn more about how Sweet Relief helps the music community with battling homelessness. 

On Sunday, September 22, CSUF, Artists United to End Homelessness, and The Music League will hold their second annual Artists Symposium on Homelessness at Cal State Fullerton from noon to 4 PM. This will be a day filled with a sober look at our realities combined with a vision of the power of our artistic talents. Mihalyo Hall, Rooms 1502 and 1506. There will be discussion of short term survival mechanisms and fundamental permanent solutions.

September 16, 2019:

Gumbo and Gris Gris: A Benefit For Bernard Pearce

On Sunday, July 7, musician Bernard Pearce awoke in severe pain and could not breathe. Blood clots had formed in his lungs which started to exacerbate his existing medical issues, resulting in heart and kidney failure. His previous medical conditions were under control, but with this new development, his body started to crash. 

As we’ve seen countless times in music communities, his contacts in the community are banding together for Gumbo and Gris Gris: A Benefit For Bernard Pearce and have decided to dedicate 50% of the proceeds to Sweet Relief.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Please also visit Bernard’s GoFundMe page to read all updates on his condition and to donate directly. CLICK HERE

August 14, 2019:

NEW FUND: Danny Amis


Danny Amis, a.k.a. Daddy O Grande of Los Straitjackets, needs our help…

Danny Amis is best known as “Daddy O Grande,” the masked guitarist, international playboy, and founder of Los Straitjackets. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the ‘Jackets’ have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

In 2010, Danny discovered a blood clot after his trip from Spain and was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, to which he fought a very difficult battle. He recovered and moved to Mexico, and while he was unable to continue a full touring schedule, he still contributed his songs and guitar to Los Straitjackets’ recordings. In that time he produced several solo albums, as well as albums by Mexico’s Lost Acapulco and Dan Stuart (ex-Green on Red).

Currently, Danny has been struggling to recover after suffering a bout of meningitis. He is now in rehabilitation where he is relearning how to walk and speak, and attempting to overcome his short-term memory loss. All donations to the Danny Amis fund will assist in funding continued speech, memory and occupational therapy in the hopes of returning Danny’s independence in the coming weeks and months.

Learn all about Danny and how you can help by visiting 

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August 11, 2019:

#SweetSupporter Tony Davia of Younger Hunger
Younger Hunger. Haunt pop’s up & coming band, distinguished Tik Tok-ers and self-declared forces of pure… evil? When the band isn’t plotting to destroy the world, they are writing and releasing hits like Straight Face, an ode to those who can make you smile from ear to ear, even when everything around you is bound to leave you feeling apathetic. We caught up with Younger Hunger’s frontman, Tony Davia, to pick his brain on their latest single, how he got involved with Sweet Relief, & an exciting development in the band’s near future. 

What was the inspiration behind your song Straight Face? 

Sometimes I find myself going through days or even weeks without smiling. This song is a tribute to people in life that change that. 

Where do you envision Younger Hunger going in the near future? 

We’re putting out our first EP by the end of the year — 6 new songs.

How did you get involved with Sweet Relief? Why do you think it’s important to support musicians in need?

I got involved with Sweet Relief years ago, before Younger Hunger. I met Bill [Sweet Relief’s president] through a mutual friend and immediately fell in love with what he was doing for the music community. I’ve seen firsthand how expensive getting sick can be, and the fact that Sweet Relief takes it upon itself to help alleviate some of that stress is truly amazing. 

Who makes you smile when you have a straight face? 

100% my three-legged cat, Moosh. He’s the light of my life. 
Big thanks to Tony for spending some time with us to catch up! Check out Younger Hungers latest single, Straight Face, out now. 
Follow them on SPOTIFY 
You can also catch the band live during their FREE SHOW in LA this Saturday! Details HERE
August 9, 2019:

New Summer Merch

We just added two new designs to our Sweet Relief Merch Store! The Desert Record& Piano Summer Sun have quickly become some of our favorite pieces. Summer is slowly coming to a close, don’t miss out & rep Sweet Relief this season ☀️

Artist: Rachel Davis

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IG: @rachel_laura_davis

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