COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and official partner of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, today announced that it will collaborate with GRAMMY® nominee Brandy Clark to help ensure musicians and fans are protected during life's unexpected moments. Clark will star alongside the Aflac Duck in a video showing how the Aflac Duck has her back, just like Aflac helps protect its customers in their time of need. The video will debut on social media this Saturday, Feb. 11.
"As my career has transitioned from songwriter to singer/songwriter over the past few years, I have realized how important it is to have a strong team around me," Clark said. "Just as my team has my back, Aflac is there for its policyholders, helping make sure unexpected surprises don't impact the life they love. I am excited to work with the Aflac Duck to help tell this story."
This is the insurance brand's third year partnering with The Recording Academy® to celebrate Music's Biggest Night®. New this year, the Aflac Duck has earned his own credentials and will join the 59th GRAMMY Awards as a Production Assistant. For exclusive videos and live updates of the Aflac Duck's experience throughout the night, follow @AflacDuck on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To join the conversation, fans can use #GRAMMYs.
"Aflac understands that music plays an important role in how young adults express their personalities and lifestyles," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gail Galuppo said. "When illness or injury strikes, we want them to know that Aflac insurance can help cover those out-of-pocket expenses that health insurance doesn't cover so they can continue to live life to the fullest – whether that means buying a new guitar or tickets to the next big music festival."
The 59th GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. In anticipation of this year's event, music fans can also listen to their favorite GRAMMY-nominated artists on Pandora, the go-to music source for fans and artists, via The GRAMMY® Station presented by Aflac. To find the station in the Pandora mobile/tablet app, search for GRAMMY or Aflac.
For more information about Aflac's supplemental insurance, visit aflac.com/GRAMMYs.
About Brandy Clark
The Morton, Washington-native received her first of six career GRAMMY nominations in 2013 in the Best Country Song category for co-writing the Miranda Lambert No. 1 hit "Mama's Broken Heart." She won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award for "Follow Your Arrow," which she co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, and was also named the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The Academy of Country Music voters nominated her for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2015.
For more information, visit brandyclarkmusic.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy / GRAMMYs on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy's social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.
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Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans. www.pandora.com | @pandoramusic | www.pandoraforbrands.com | @PandoraBrands | amp.pandora.com
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 10 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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