Wednesday, February 03, 2010

 

Taylor dominates the Grammy's

Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band won their first Grammy Awards on Sunday (Jan. 31) in Los Angeles, recognized in two of the night's highest-profile categories. Swift's Fearless claimed the evening's final honor -- album of the year. She also collected three country trophies -- best female country vocal performance and best country song for "White Horse," as well as best country album for Fearless. Meanwhile, the Zac Brown band won best new artist among all genres.
Keith Urban won the third Grammy of his career for best male vocal performance, whilst Lady Antebellum claimed their first for best country performance by a duo or group with vocals for "I Run to You."
Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood won for "I Told You So" as best country collaboration with vocals. Other winners include Levon Helm for Americana album for Electric Dirt ; Steve Earle's latest album, Townes, earned him his third Grammy for contemporary folk album, and Loudon Wainwright III won his first Grammy in a long career in the traditional folk album category with High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.
Steve Wariner earned his fourth Grammy for best country instrumental performance, for his instrumental renditions of famous country songs produced by Chet Atkins Actor Steve Martin collected his fourth Grammy when The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo won for best bluegrass albums.

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