NEW ORLEANS, LA (WGNO) – Pioneering New Orleans funk band The Meters will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards’ Special Merit Award ceremony.

gettyimages 8006562601 The Meters To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At The Grammys

The Meters performs on the Sycamore stage during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Weekend)

The band joins Tina Turner, Queen, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, and Hal Blaine in receiving the honor this year.

Founding members Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, and Cyril Neville will all be honored at the ceremony in Hollywood on January 28.

“Cissy Strut,” one of the iconic band’s most memorable songs, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011.

Recently, The Meters were up for a long-overdue induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but failed to make the cut.

WATCH THE GRAMMYS LIVE: See The Awards Show On CBS4 On Jan. 28 (Red Carpet special 4:30-5:30 p.m., Grammy Awards 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

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