"We'd kinda said to ourselves, look, this is a crazy fluke, somehow the Academy figured out who we are and we got nominated—this is crazy, but guys … we're not gonna win," Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale recalls. "Let’s just have the best time that we can possibly have."
And when their name was announced as the category winner, the band's achievement came as an even greater surprise.
Now, in the latest installment of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, Hale lets the Recording Academy into her home and in on where she keeps the golden gramophone she never expected to win.
"There's a difference between believing that you have the capability to get there and then things actually happening," Hale said of the band’s win.
For Halestorm, who are up for Best Rock Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, the journey to their first nomination back in 2012 was more than just about music—it was a celebration of their friendship.
"The fact that we've been a band for 21 years, we've had tunnel vision since we were 13 and10 years old… And to remain best friends for over 15 years and to be able to be nominated and win the GRAMMY and then now be nominated again is just absolutely mind-blowing. Pretty sure it's the definition of living the dream," Hale said.