The Grammy Awards were last night! Did you watch? The CBS network broadcast the show live last night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Here are a couple of fun facts about The Grammys:
- The Grammys is the second-most-watched awards show, after the Oscars.
- Stevie Wonder holds the record for most Grammys won by a solo artist, with 28 Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement award.
- The Grammys were originally called the Gramophone Awards. That explains the small, gilded gramophone statuettes that are presented to the winners.
- These days the Grammys usually consists of more than 70 categories — with most of the awards handed out ahead of the live telecast.
- For this year’s Grammy Awards, recordings had to be released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.
Here are some great Texans that made us proud!
Willie Nelson (Austin)
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Snarky Puppy (Denton)
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Culcha Vulcha
Best R&B Performance for Cranes In The Sky
Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade
Best Music Video for Formation
Maren Morris (Arlington)
Best Country Solo Performance for My Church
Best Country Duo Group Performance for Jolene ( with Dolly Parton)
Kirk Franklin (Fort Worth)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Tamela Mann)
Best Gospel Album for Losing My Religion
Sarah Jarosz (Wimberley)
Best American Roots Performance for House Of Mercy
Best Folk Album for Undercurrent
Zuill Bailey (El Paso)
Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway (with the Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor)
Carol Burnett (San Antonio)
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) for In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox
Tamela Mann (Mansfield)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Kirk Franklin)
Shadow Of Sirius by Jerry F. Junkin & The University Of Texas Wind Ensemble was included in David Frost’s win for Producer Of The Year, Classical.