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Lambert wins big Grammy country honor, Cash takes three Grammys

Sunday, February 8, 2015 – Miranda Lambert won the biggest country music award at the Grammys on Sunday with Album of the Year for "Platinum."

Lambert, who also performed "Little Red Wagon" from the disc on the show, offered her thanks. ""Thank you so much for this amazing night," in the only country award given out on live television.

Rosanne Cash took home three Grammys in the pre-televised portion of the awards on Sunday, while Glenn Campbell was involved in two Grammy wins as well.

Cash won Grammys for: Best American Roots Performance for "A Feather's Not a Bird," Best American Roots Song for "A Feather's Not a Bird" and Best Americana Album for "The River & The Thread."

The Band Perry won their first Grammy for Best Country/Duo Group Performance for their cover of Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind" for a documentary movie about Campbell.

Campbell also won Best Country Song for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," a song penned by Campbell and Julian Raymond. "It's been amazing journey. He's been so courageous in bringing awareness to Alzheimer's and care giving," said Kim Campbell, Glen's wife.

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer took home Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for "Bass & Mandolin."

The Earls of Leicester won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for their self-titled disc in awards handed out in pre-broadcast ceremonies.

Carrie Underwood won Best Country Vocal Performance for "Something in the Water."

Old Crow Medicine Show took the honor for Best Folk Album for "Remedy."

A Hank Williams album, "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950," won Best Historical Album. The disc was produced by Colin Escott and Cheryl Pawelski from radio programs Williams recorded.

Eric Church performed "Give Me Back My Hometown," while Brandy Clark sang "Hold My Hand," while accompanied by Dwight Yoakam.

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The River & The Thread CD review - The River & The Thread
On her first album since 2009's "The List," Cash takes a journey back home down the rivers of music, memory, loss, and longing that run in cascading shoals through Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Produced and arranged by husband John Leventhal, who also plays guitar on the record and co-wrote the songs, the album also features an all-star cast of backing musicians and singers, including Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Amy Helm and Tony Joe White. Leventhal's funky slide »»»
The Essential Rosanne Cash CD review - The Essential Rosanne Cash
Many top country artists have multiple greatest hits/best of/very best/super hits type collections and Roseanne Cash is certainly no exception. It's very rare that any single collection stands apart from the crowd, but that's exactly what this new Columbia/Legacy two-CD set accomplishes. Impressive in terms of both size and scope, this 36-song collection rises to the top of the hits compilation heap because it covers Cash's entire career. The set starts with the tender acoustic »»»
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Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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