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Yola performs at 2020 GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony
Moon River 2020 Lineup: Sheryl Crow, Yola, Indigo Girls, Nickel Creek, Billy Strings & More
The folk and Americana music festival returns to Chattanooga, Tenn. Sept. 12–13, with a stacked lineup curated by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, who will also perform
Tennessee's Moon River Music Festival has announced the lineup for its September 2020 fest, featuring GRAMMY winners Sheryl Crow and Nickel Creek as headliners. 2020 Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee Yola, GRAMMY-winning legends Indigo Girls and the Rebirth Brass Band, as well as longtime gospel powerhouses The McCrary Sisters, will also perform.
The festival, which is in its seventh year, will also feature a set from founder/curator Drew Holcomb, with his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. Billy Strings, Dawes, Shovels & Rope, Molly Tuttle and Natalie Hemby also join this year's lineup.
The two-day festival returns to Chattanooga, Tenn. for the third time, after relocating from its original, smaller venue in Memphis in 2018. The fest will be taking place Sept. 12–13, along with a special kick off concert on Sept. 11—a live taping of NPR's "Live From Here with Chris Thile" at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Participating artists for this show will be announced at a later date, with Moon River ticketholder getting pre-sale access on Feb. 19.
Moon River prides itself in giving back to the local community, and has donated over $20,000 in annual ticket donations non-profit partners including Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga and St. Jude Children's Hospital of Tennessee.
"In just a few short years, Moon River Festival has become one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events in our community," said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Event founder Holcomb is also excited: "Absolutely thrilled to invite folks back to Coolidge Park in beautiful Chattanooga, Tenn. this September. I could not be more proud of this year's lineup and cannot wait to share the stage with them!"
Remaining tickets (the pre-sale happened last week) go on sale Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. EST. For more info on the lineup and tickets, visit their website.
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GRAMMY Rewind: Kendrick Lamar Honors Hip-Hop's Greats While Accepting Best Rap Album GRAMMY For 'To Pimp a Butterfly' In 2016
Upon winning the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Kendrick Lamar thanked those that helped him get to the stage, and the artists that blazed the trail for him.
Updated Friday Oct. 13, 2023 to include info about Kendrick Lamar's most recent GRAMMY wins, as of the 2023 GRAMMYs.
A GRAMMY veteran these days, Kendrick Lamar has won 17 GRAMMYs and has received 47 GRAMMY nominations overall. A sizable chunk of his trophies came from the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards in 2016, when he walked away with five — including his first-ever win in the Best Rap Album category.
This installment of GRAMMY Rewind turns back the clock to 2016, revisiting Lamar's acceptance speech upon winning Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly. Though Lamar was alone on stage, he made it clear that he wouldn't be at the top of his game without the help of a broad support system.
"First off, all glory to God, that's for sure," he said, kicking off a speech that went on to thank his parents, who he described as his "those who gave me the responsibility of knowing, of accepting the good with the bad."
He also extended his love and gratitude to his fiancée, Whitney Alford, and shouted out his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates. Lamar specifically praised Top Dawg's CEO, Anthony Tiffith, for finding and developing raw talent that might not otherwise get the chance to pursue their musical dreams.
"We'd never forget that: Taking these kids out of the projects, out of Compton, and putting them right here on this stage, to be the best that they can be," Lamar — a Compton native himself — continued, leading into an impassioned conclusion spotlighting some of the cornerstone rap albums that came before To Pimp a Butterfly.
To Pimp a Butterfly singles "Alright" and "These Walls" earned Lamar three more GRAMMYs that night, the former winning Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and the latter taking Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (the song features Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat). He also won Best Music Video for the remix of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."
Watch Lamar's full acceptance speech above, and check back at GRAMMY.com every Friday for more GRAMMY Rewind episodes.
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GRAMMY Rewind: Sheryl Crow Takes Home Record Of The Year For "All I Wanna Do" In 1995
During their Record of the Year acceptance speech for "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow and her producer Bill Bottrell made sure to praise the songwriting group who started it all: the Tuesday Music Club.
Sheryl Crow's debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, shot her to stardom in 1993, helmed by her breakthrough single "All I Wanna Do." And in 1995, the song and the album helped Crow win her first golden gramophones — including the coveted Record Of The Year.
Bottrell began the speech by acknowledging the group of musicians, Tuesday Music Club, who inspired the name of the record and consists of David Baerwald, Kevin Gilbert, Brian McLeod, and Dan Schwartz. Before passing the microphone to Crow, Bottrell gave a quick shout-out to his wife and children.
"I'd like to thank Bill, first and foremost," Crow said. "For teaching me how to make a record that's fun to make with a bunch of people who are inspired to write."
Crow closed her speech by praising everyone that was involved in the making of Tuesday Night Music Club and her family.
Earlier that night, Crow also won GRAMMYs for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. To date, Sheryl Crow has won nine GRAMMYs and has received 32 GRAMMY nominations overall.
Press play on the video above to watch Sheryl Crow's complete acceptance speech for Record Of The Year at the 37th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.
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Watch Backstage Interviews At Newport Folk 2023: Turnpike Troubadours, Nickel Creek, M. Ward, Thee Sacred Souls & More
Another Newport Folk is in the books; its 2023 iteration was one of the great ones — featuring Aimee Mann, Lana Del Rey, Jason Isbell and more. Watch backstage interviews with some of its radiant artists below.
Another summer, another Newport Folk. The storied bastion of American roots music flourished once again, with three days of plucks, strums, harmonies and good cheer.
Lana Del Rey enjoyed her Newport debut, James Taylor made a surprise appearance (calling it "emergency folk music") and the Black Opry made waves — and GRAMMY.com was on the grounds for all of the excitement.
Backstage, a number of artists chatted about their experiences onstage, their love of the American roots community and more.
Watch all of the interviews below — and we'll see you at Newport Folk 2024!
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Thee Sacred Souls
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2023 GRAMMYs To Pay Tribute To Lost Icons With Star-Studded In Memoriam Segment Honoring Loretta Lynn, Christine McVie, And Takeoff
The GRAMMY Awards segment will feature Kacey Musgraves in a tribute to Loretta Lynn; Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt honoring Christine McVie; and Maverick City Music joining Quavo as they remember Takeoff, airing live on Sunday, Feb. 5.
The lineup for the 2023 GRAMMYs on Sunday, Feb 5, will include an In Memoriam segment paying tribute to some of those from the creative community that were lost this year with performances by GRAMMY-winning and -nominated artists.
The segment will feature Kacey Musgraves performing "Coal Miner's Daughter" in a tribute to three-time GRAMMY winner and 18-time nominee Loretta Lynn; Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Christine McVie with "Songbird"; and Maverick City Music joining Quavo for "Without You" as they remember the life and legacy of Takeoff.
The 2023 GRAMMYs, hosted by Trevor Noah, will broadcast live on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Viewers will also be able to stream the 2023 GRAMMYs live and on demand on Paramount+.
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