2013 Grammy Awards Winners
Nashville glimmered in Los Angeles Sunday night (Feb. 10), as country music and Music City rockers were a huge part of the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes scored coveted performance slots on the live broadcast, as did fellow Nashvillians Jack White, Kelly Clarkson and the Black Keys.
"I feel like music out of Nashville is something ... I won't say it's been overlooked, but we've always done so amazing," Carrie Underwood told reporters backstage at the show. "People still go out and buy country music records and support us on tour. It really is so successful, and sometimes in multi-genre settings, I wish that there were a few more country people representing. I think they (the Grammys) did a great job in representing. I'm so proud to be a part of that."
Carrie walked away with a new gramophone, as did Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift, the Civil Wars, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins. Mumford & Sons' Babel, much of which was written in Nashville, took home the night's top honor, Album of the Year. See the country categories and main all-genre categories below, and head over to AOL Music for the full list of 2013 Grammy winners in all genres.
Best New Artist
Fun. - WINNER
Song of the Year
"The A Team," Ed Sheeran
"Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe & Josh Ramsay (performed by Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi (performed by Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess (performed by Fun. with Janelle Monae) - WINNER
Record of the Year
"Lonely Boy," the Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young," Fun., featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra - WINNERS
"Thinkin' Bout You," Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift
*What's the difference between Song and Record of the Year, you ask? Song honors go to the songwriters, while Record goes to the recording artist and producer.
Album of the Year
El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, Fun.
Babel, Mumford and Sons - WINNERS
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White
COUNTRY MUSIC CATEGORIES:
Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band - WINNERS
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Jamey Johnson
Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers
Best Country Solo Performance
"Home," Dierks Bentley
"Springsteen," Eric Church
"Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn
"Wanted," Hunter Hayes
"Over," Blake Shelton
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood - WINNER
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Eli Young Band, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
Little Big Town, "Pontoon" - WINNER
Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars, "Safe and Sound"
The Time Jumpers, "On the Outskirts of Town"
Don Williams & Alison Krauss, "I Just Come Here for the Music"
Best Country Song
"Blown Away," Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (performed by Carrie Underwood) - WINNER
"Cost of Livin'," Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Will Hoge and Eric Paslay (performed by Eli Young Band)
"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore," Jay Knowles & Adam Wright (performed by Alan Jackson)
"Springsteen," Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell (performed by Eric Church)