Did you watch the Grammys this weekend? Did you see Music City splattered all over the Grammys this weekend? And did you love it as much as we did? Artists from Nashville performed. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown among them. Artists from Nashville also won. And they won big.
Nashville-connected GRAMMY winners include:
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach, who produced works by Dr. John and Hacienda, as well as The Black Keys’ “El Camino.”
Best Rock Album: “El Camino,” The Black Keys
Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters
Best Country Song: “Blown Away,” Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pontoon,” Little Big Town
Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away”, Carrie Underwood
Best Long Form Music Video: “Big Easy Express,” featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Eye On It,” by TobyMac.
Best Spoken Word Album: “Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” by Janis Ian.
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Safe & Sound” (from “The Hunger Games”), written by T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White and Joy Williams.
Best Americana Album: “Slipstream” by Bonnie Raitt. The album contains numerous songwriting and musical contributions from Nashvillians.
Best Bluegrass Album: “Nobody Knows You” by Steep Canyon Rangers.
Best Blues Album: “Locked Down” by Dr. John, produced by Dan Auerbach.
Best Folk Album: “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile.
How’s that for some musical variety?
And when Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) took the stage to accept their Best Rock Album award, they threw a shout out to their new homeplace of Music City: “Thank you, everyone in Music City, for welcoming us. Nashville, Tennessee is a wonderful place.”
We like it, too.