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Cheyenne had me tape the Grammy Awards so we could watch it together when she got home from visiting her dad's house. Wow. Three and a half hours. Watching the entirety of that show was a feat for me ... Posted on 2/12/13 at 11:40 PM
Pinetop Perkins, an old school bluesman with the gravelly voice, kept jamming in the clubs and collecting Grammy Awards until shortly before his death from cardiac arrest Monday at his Austin, Texas, home. "He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen," friend B.B. King said.
Lady Antebellum was the big winner at the Grammys with five awards, including record and song of the year for the band's yearning crossover ballad “Need You Now,” but rockers Arcade Fire won Sunday's biggest prize, album of the year, for their highly acclaimed “The Suburbs.”
On Wednesday, as the Recording Academy once again nominated Eminem for album of the year along with nine other bids, it again gave accolades to a foul but genius piece of work — Cee Lo's "(Expletive) You," an infectious retro groove with an unforgettable, unprintable chorus.
The tune, which is so profane it had to be changed to "Forget You" for radio play, was nominated for two top Grammy honors: record and song of the year.
When John Mayer started getting radio airplay with his 2001 major-label debut “Room for Squares,” he immediately earned a reputation as a sensitive singer/songwriter thanks to tracks like “Your Body is a Wonderland,” “City Love” and “Love Song for No One.”
Train will open for Bon Jovi before May 28 concert at Shooting Star Casino Double-platinum selling artists Train, a three-piece band from San Francisco with current hit "Hey Soul Sister" topping the charts, will perform May 28 at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn.
Beyonce became the most decorated female on a Grammy night as she collected six trophies, including song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” but it was another diva — Taylor Swift — who nabbed the top honor, album of the year, for her best-selling “Fearless.”
Elton John, James Taylor, Dave Matthews and more than a dozen other artists launched Grammy weekend with performances honoring Young as the MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual event celebrates an artist's philanthropy each year as it raises funds for the music industry charity that provides financial, medical and personal assistance to artists in need.
The omnipresent diva garnered the most Grammy nominations on Wednesday with 10 nods, including nominations for album of the year for “I Am ... Sasha Fierce,” song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and record of the year for “Halo.”
A complete list of winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
Album of the Year: “Raising Sand,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; T Bone Burnett, pro-ducer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Rounder)
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