Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY: Jimi Westbrook Of Little Big Town
The Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY series by the Recording Academy is back with Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook
Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook remembers the time he almost quit music. "Really I cut my teeth singing gospel music when I was a kid," he told the Recording Academy about growing up in a musical family. "I sang my first solo in church when I was 12 and that was it I was done."
That moment definitely was not the singer/songwriter's last with music. Years later Westbrook is a three-time GRAMMY winner, including for Best Country Duo/Group Performance during the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. In the first episode of the latest installment of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, Westbrook let's us in on the exact room his golden gramophones are dispalyed—slight spoiler: they're in the same house GRAMMY winner Tammy Wynette used to live in.
Despite his success in what can be a tough industry, Westbrook stays thankful to create. "Because of the journey we've been on, we're just always really grateful to be able to still be making music and to be inspired still," he said.
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2018 GRAMMYs: Who's Performing?
Find out which of your favorite artists are performing on the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28
The 60th GRAMMY Awards celebration in New York is quickly approaching. From rolling out the red carpet to tuning the guitars and adjusting the lights at Madison Square Garden, the Recording Academy is getting ready for the big milestone installment of Music's Biggest Night. But how about the performers?
Spanning multiple genres, including pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, and more, this year's lineup of GRAMMY performers — many of them current nominees or past winners — will make for three-and-a-half hours of must-see television.
Without further ado, here is the list of performers for the 60th GRAMMYs.
- Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic
- Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church (Route 91 Harvest Festival tribute)
- Childish Gambino
- Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste (Chuck Berry and Fats Domino tribute)
- Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Zuleyka Rivera
- Emmylou Harris and Chris Stapleton
- Elton John and Miley Cyrus
- Lady Gaga
- Kendrick Lamar
- Little Big Town
- Patti LuPone and Ben Platt (Broadway tribute)
- Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller
- Bruno Mars and Cardi B
- Sam Smith
Hosted by James Corden, the 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28, airing live on CBS from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.
'2016 GRAMMY Nominees' album now available
Collection features 21 hits from Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Maroon 5, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and more
The 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album is now in stores and available via digital retailers. Released by The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records, the 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 chart-topping hits from a diverse array of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songwriters. A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
The album includes artists and songs in the Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Country Solo Performance categories. Artists featured on the collection include Alabama Shakes, Cam, D'Angelo And The Vanguard, Florence & The Machine, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Maroon 5, Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Lee Ann Womack, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.
"The 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album represents some of the finest songs and talented artists that make up this year's remarkable nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We thank Republic Records for collaborating with us on this project, which also provides much needed support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce year-round. We look forward to another successful GRAMMY compilation."
"It's an honor to partner with the Recording Academy for the 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album," says Republic Records Founder/President Avery Lipman. "It's a very special project that captures the year through showcasing its biggest and best songs and simultaneously benefits some very important causes."
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Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, Kendrick Lamar: 14 Milestones At The 60th GRAMMYs
Mars joins rare company, Stapleton makes Best Country Album history, Cara claims a first for the Great White North, and more
1. Bruno Mars' Sweeps Three Big Four Categories
2. Mars Captures Record, Song Of The Year
Mars is the first artist to win Record and Song Of The Year in the same year with different songs since Carole King achieved the feat 46 years ago. Mars took Record Of The Year with "24K Magic" and Song Of The Year with "That's What I Like." King won Record Of The Year with "It's Too Late" and Song Of The Year with "You've Got A Friend."
3. "That's What I Like": 8 Songwriters Recognized
"That's What I Like," with eight credited songwriters, set a new record as the Song Of The Year winner with the most co-writers. The old record, shared by seven songs, was four co-writers.
4. Alessia Cara: Canada's Best New Artist
Brampton, Ontario, native Alessia Cara won Best New Artist. She's the first artist who was born in Canada to win in this category.
5. Kendrick Lamar Sweeps The Rap Categories (Again)
Kendrick Lamar swept all four awards in the Rap Field. He also swept all four rap awards two years ago. He's the first artist to take home all of the rap awards more than once. Eminem swept the 2000 rap awards (when there were three). Kanye West swept the 2011 awards (when there were four).
6. Kraftwerk's First
Kraftwerk won Best Dance/Electronic Album for 3-D The Catalogue. This is Kraftwerk's first GRAMMY win, though the group received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2014.
7. The Weeknd Doubles Up On Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd's Starboy took Best Urban Contemporary Album. The Weeknd won in this category two years ago for Beauty Behind The Madness. He's the first artist to win twice in the category since it was added in 2012.
8. Little Big Town's Best Country Duo/Group Performance Triple Play
Little Big Town won Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Better Man." It's the quartet's third win in this category, which is more than any other duo or group since the category was streamlined in 2011. The group won for "Pontoon" (2012) and "Girl Crush" (2015).
9. Chris Stapleton Wins Second Best Country Album
Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1 won Best Country Album. He's the first male solo artist to win twice in this category since the category was re-introduced in 1994.
10. Shakira's Best Latin Pop Album Mark
Shakira took Best Latin Pop Album for El Dorado. The Colombian superstar is the first female artist to win twice in this category (which dates to 1983). She won 17 years ago for MTV Unplugged.
11. The Rolling Stones Roll With Blues Win
The Rolling Stones took Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome. The legendary band took the 1994 award for Best Rock Album for Voodoo Lounge. They are the first artists to win in both of these categories.
12. La La Land Soundtrack Doubles Up
La La Land won both Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. La La Land is the first film to win in both of these categories since Ray took both awards for 2005.
13. Greg Kurstin Joins Elite Producer Company
Greg Kurstin took Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for the second straight year. He's the first producer to win two years in a row in this category since Babyface won three years running from 1995-1997.
14. Kendrick Lamar Joins With Best Music Video Win
Lamar took Best Music Video for "Humble." He won in this category two years ago for "Bad Blood," a collaboration with Taylor Swift. Lamar is the first rapper to win twice in this category. (Johnny Cash, Peter Gabriel, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson are also two-time winners in this category.)
(Paul Grein is a veteran music journalist and historian whose work appears regularly at Yahoo.com and Hitsdailydouble.com.)