Monday, June 23, 2008

I received this info about Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton in a press release:

Grammy-nominated soul R&B singer Anthony Hamilton will perform the classic 1971 Al Green hit “Tired of Being Alone” during the 2008 BET Awards. Hamilton’s performance will be a part of a tribute to Green, who is receiving the 2008 BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I am honored to be a part of a tribute to Al Green,” said Hamilton, who lists Green as one of the artists that influenced his musical career. “Earlier this year I had the opportunity co-write and perform with Al on ‘Lay it Down’ and ‘You Got the Love I Need,’ two songs on his current album. That was an amazing experience that will be complimented by the opportunity to be a part of this tribute, and honor his contributions to soul music…to my music.”

The BET Awards are slated for June 24 at 8 p.m.

For more on Hamilton, check out two stories I wrote on him for Charlotte magazine:
"Soul for Real" (December 2007)
"Based on a True Story" (June 2006)


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