Monday, February 13, 2012

Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars Bring Home Grammy Hardware

While Adele was the big winner at last night's Grammy Awards, country and roots music was well-represented as well with Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars taking home two statues apiece. Adele was the big winner- she won all six of the Grammy Awards for which she had been nominated, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

But along with Adele's triumph, Grammys 2012 was also a place to honor, and to mourn, another pop icon: musical legend Whitney Houston, who died on Saturday of still unknown causes.

"We’ve had a death in our family,” host LL Cool J said. He offered “a prayer for a woman we loved, for a fallen sister.”

Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station
Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm

1 comment:

  1. i'm so proud of civil wars. i've been a big fan for a long time and have been patiently waiting for them to catch a spark... and now they've caught fire! Such an unbelievable duo of music, they just recently released a new album and I strongly recommend checking it out.