Recording academy™ statement regarding Bill Hearn

We are deeply saddened by the passing of music business veteran and former Recording Academy™ Trustee, Bill Hearn. Following in the footsteps of his late father Billy Ray, Hearn played an essential role in the formation of the renowned Christian music company—Capitol Christian Music Group. His producing efforts earned him two GRAMMYs® during his career, first for 1995 for his contributions to Amazing GraceA Country Salute To Gospel and again for 2009 for his work on the collection Oh Happy Day. Hearn will not only be remembered for his impressive list of achievements, but for his philanthropic efforts, kind spirit, and commitment to his craft.

Our thoughts go out to Bill’s family, friends, and colleagues as they look to find comfort during this difficult time.

Neil Portnow 
President/CEO
Recording Academy

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