And The GRAMMY Went To ... Keith Urban
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Track: "'Til Summer Comes Around" (iTunes>)
Artist: Keith Urban
Won for: Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Previous wins: Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2005 for "You"ll Think Of Me"; Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2007 for "Stupid Boy"; Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2009 for "Sweet Thing"
Did you know?: "'Til Summer Comes Around" never made Billboard's Country Singles chart, though it did make the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 58. The song was co-written by regular Urban collaborator Monty Powell, who has also written hits for Brooks & Dunn, Billy Ray Cyrus and Diamond Rio. The track comes from Urban's 2009 album Defying Gravity, which has been certified platinum and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He recorded "Twelfth Of Never," a duet with Dolly Parton released on her 2005 album Those Were The Days. On Sunday's GRAMMY telecast, Urban performed "Jolene" with Norah Jones and John Mayer as a tribute to Parton, who received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Urban, who was born in New Zealand, released his debut album, The Ranch, in 1997. His latest album is Get Closer.
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