The GRAMMYS Shine a Spotlight On Nashville
An Impressive Number of Performers and Winners Hail from Music City
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City shined at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards last night. The number of Nashville performers and GRAMMY winners who call Nashville home continues to solidify the Tennessee capital as the Music City.
Nashville performers showcased the city’s music diversity with performances ranging from pop, rock, R&B, classic, contemporary country, and soul. Nashville-based musicians won GRAMMYS for rock, pop, Christian, classical, visual media, music video, Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, spoken word and country works.
Top GRAMMY winners of the night, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, showed Nashville their love upon receiving the best rock album prize for “El Camino.” “Thank you, everyone in Music City, for welcoming us. Nashville, Tennessee is a wonderful place.”
The Recording Academy has taken notice of the strong ties as well, and chose Nashville to host the "GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" on December 5th, marking the first time the event has taken place outside of Los Angeles.
Nashville was center stage from the beginning of the night when Taylor Swift opened the show with a performance of the record of the year-nominated “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Performances followed from Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White (in a sparkling rhinestone suit from Nashville clothier Manuel), Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood and best country album winner Zac Brown.
Nashville-connected GRAMMY winners include:
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach, who produced works by Dr. John and Hacienda, as well as The Black Keys' "El Camino."
Best Rock Album: "El Camino," The Black Keys
Best Rock Song: "Lonely Boy," Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters
Best Country Song: "Blown Away," Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pontoon," Little Big Town
Best Country Solo Performance: "Blown Away", Carrie Underwood
Best Long Form Music Video: "Big Easy Express," featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: "Eye On It," by TobyMac.
Best Spoken Word Album: "Society's Child: My Autobiography," by Janis Ian.
Best Song Written for Visual Media: "Safe & Sound" (from "The Hunger Games"), written by T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White and Joy Williams.
Best Americana Album: "Slipstream" by Bonnie Raitt. The album contains numerous songwriting and musical contributions from Nashvillians.
Best Bluegrass Album: "Nobody Knows You" by Steep Canyon Rangers.
Best Blues Album: "Locked Down" by Dr. John, produced by Dan Auerbach.
Best Folk Album: "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVB’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.