Music is baked into the history of Austin, Texas, just look no farther than the iconic Rainey Street, home to many SXSW venues. The community has a rich history in music, with iconic artists such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan regularly staking temporary residence at friends' houses in the area back in the day. Today, moody bars like The Blackheart, food trucks, live music, and bar hoppers toting their dogs around all combine to make Rainey Street a consistent top attraction in Austin, and a place where adults can go to party.
What could be better than great music, food, drinks, and the chance to mingle with creatives from across the music industry on a warm night under the Texas stars? For hundreds of Recording Academy members and their guests, the annual Texas Chapter Block Party presented just this opportunity. Take a lookg inside the event for yourself and find out what attendees had to say about the networking, SXSW, and the night's live music courtesy of R&B singer Mélat, country singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and Latin funk collective Grupo Fantasma.
Anyone who's traveled to Austin in search of the reasons why it's called the "live music capital of the world" is likely to be directed to 6th Street post haste. At SXSW 2018, 6th Street once again shines as the "classic" epicenter of the city's incomparable live music offerings, coming alive with street performances, makeshift stages, packed venues, bustling bars, and music of all genres. Get a closer look at what makes 6th Street a destination for musicians and music fans alike.
Lauryn Hill took home five GRAMMY Awards for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill at the 41st GRAMMY Awards, including Album Of The Year, Best R&B Album, Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance – the latter two both for "Doo Wop (That Thing)."
See the story behind her acclaimed GRAMMY-winning solo debut.
Don’t miss "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute," featuring performances by some of music's biggest names, including Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and SZA on April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Self-made multi-medium star Lights learned comic illustration for her 2017 concept album Skin & Earth and really knows how to throw herself into her art. Her words and thoughts pour out of her as she focuses it all down for the One Take challenge GRAMMY.com's fun rapid-fire question-and-answer series.
In this edtion of One Take, Lights sat down with host Anthony Vincent to reveal that while she may have found her latest journey combining music and comic book art, but her ambitions are arena-sized, playing Madison Square Garden like her beloved band U2.
With hits both immediate and timeless, such as "Rehab," "Me & Mr. Jones" and the album's title track, Amy Winehouse's 2006 sophomore release, Back To Black, elevated the role soul music would play in pop arena for the decade to come. Take a look back at Winehouse's GRAMMY-winning swan song.
Danish singer/songwriter MØ has been making waves with her brand of fiery electropop. In between killer mixes, she took some time to participate in One Take, GRAMMY.com's video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute. Check out what MØ likes to do in the back of a car, the live show that had her speechless, what she misses about her native Denmark, and more.
Chris Stapleton's sophomore album From A Room: Volume 1 generated three GRAMMY nominations for Stapleton at the 60th GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Album, Best Country Song ("Broken Halos"), and Best Country Solo Performance ("Either Way"). He won in all three categories, bringing his career total to five GRAMMY wins, with two for Best Country Album on consecutive releases.
Jimi, Karen, Kimberly, and Phillip of Little Big Town recently sat down at the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter Nominee Celebration to play One Take, GRAMMY.com's video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute. Find out their favorite music movie, last thing they bought, first concerts, and more.
After close to a decade concentrating on ministry, CeCe Winans' 2017 album, Let Them Fall In Love, restated the strength of her musical and devotional message. It won Best Gospel Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards and its track "Never Have To Be Alone" won for Best Gospel Performance/Song.
Childish Gambino brought a slow burn to the 60th GRAMMY Awards in the form of "Terrified," a track from his Album Of The Year-nominated "Awaken My Love!" The singer/actor was joined by child actor JD McCrary who matched Gambino's vocals word for word.