The Recording Academy asked a number of 52nd GRAMMY Award winners to share their thoughts on winning, performing, and simply experiencing the excitement of the telecast.
Last year we were so excited just to sit in the crowd. We never thought we would be on the stage performing just a year later. And winning our first GRAMMY Award was unbelievable. We were on the red carpet doing an interview when we found out. It caught us off guard, but certainly made our whole night wonderful.
— Hillary Scott
Talk about starstruck. It felt incredibly surreal seeing everyone backstage. We are as big fans of these other artists as everyone watching at home. We were happy to see so many artists from the Nashville music community go home with awards.
— Dave Haywood
I've watched the GRAMMYs since I was a kid. So many legends have performed on that stage. We sort of felt out of place, but we'll take it! "I Run To You" is a really special song to us, so to be recognized by the industry is very humbling.
— Charles Kelley