Alison Krauss takes home three Grammys
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
– Alison Krauss took home three Grammys in the country and bluegrass fields Wednesday.
The bluegrass diva won best country album for "Lonely Runs Both Ways" over Faith Hill's "Fireflies," Brad Paisley's "Time Well Wasted," Gretchen Wilson's "All Jacked Up" and Trisha Yearwood's "Jasper County."
Krauss and Union Station's "Unionhouse Branch" won best country instrumental performance over the likes of Paisley, Nickel Creek, Charlie Daniels and Jerry Douglas, who is in Union Station, Sam Bush and Béla Fleck.
Krauss and Union Station's "Restless" won best country performance by a duo or group with vocals.
Emmylou Harris won best female country vocal performance for "The Connection."
Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" won best male country performance.
"Bless the Broken Road," a big hit for Rascal Flatts won best song. Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon wrote the song.
Tim McGraw and Hill took home best country collaboration with vocals for "Like We Never Loved At All."
"The Legend" by Johnny Cash with Ian Cuttler as art director took best boxed set package.
The Del McCoury Band took best bluegrass album for "The Company We Keep."
Blues/country artist Delbert McClinton won best contemporary blues album for "Cost of Living."
"Fiddler's Green" from Tim O'Brien won best traditional folk album, while John Prine's "Fair & Square" took home best contemporary folk album.
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