Stapleton wins three Grammys
Sunday, January 28, 2018
– Chris Stapleton won three Grammys on Sunday, while and Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit each took home two on Sunday.
Stapleton won Best Country Album for "From a Room - Volume 1," Best Country Solo Performance for "Either Way" and Best Country Song for "Broken Halos," which he wrote with Mike Henderson.
Isbell and band took "If We Were Vampires" to the Grammy for Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album for "The Nashville Sound."
There was a tie for Best Bluegrass Album among The Infamous Stringdusters for "Laws of Gravity" and Rhonda Vincent And The Rage for "All The Rage - In Concert Volume One." "Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!," said the Stringdusters in a statement. "Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent."
Little Big Town won the Grammy for Best Country/Duo Performance for "Better Man."
Reba McEntire won the Best Roots Gospel Album Grammy for "Sing It Now Songs of Faith & Hope."
Alabama Shakes took a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance for "Killer Diller Blues."
In a tribute to the victims of shootings in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Festival and in Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris sang Eric Clapton's "Teardrops in Heaven."
From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
The Nashville Sound
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The best one may well be the last track, "Something to Love." It's serves as a kind of folkish benediction where Isbell wishes whomever has ears to hear to »»»
Something More Than Free
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"Something More Than Free" is his sixth release outside of the band and a follow-up to his 2013 award-winning album, "Southeastern." Isbell carries his group roots with him as he also makes a voice for himself, exploring his southern origins with a progressive nostalgia that's in-touch with audiences of all generations. His sound might be »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk
Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans.
The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
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There's light in the darkness of Trampled by Turtles. The latter is in the subject matter of the songs - there's a lot of doom and gloom in these relationships. There doesn't seem to be a lot of happy moments. As if to underscore that, the stage was often saturated in dark hues.
So, where's the light? Well, despite the cup... »»»
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