Sunday, February 08, 2009

KXCI Congratulates Grammy Winners

The Grammy Awards were handed out Sunday night in California, and while KXCI doesn't like to fixate on award contests (after all, we get to vote for our favorite songs about every four minutes...), we would like to acknowledge awards received by some of our favorites, songs and artists we were proud to bring to the Tucson airwaves:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
"Please Read The Letter" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, from their collaboration Raising Sand.

SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Viva La Vida" by Coldplay, from Viva La Vida.

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Adele

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Rick Rubin (for Weezer, Jakob Dylan, Metallica, Neil Diamond, etc. etc. etc.)

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
Adele, for "Chasing Pavements" from 19.

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for "Rich Woman" from Raising Sand.

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Rockferry by Duffy.

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE:
"Peaches En Regalia" by Dweezil Zappa, from Zappa Plays Zappa.

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
In Rainbows by Radiohead.

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS:
"Stay With Me (By The Sea)" by Al Green, with John Legend, from Al's Lay It Down.

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
"You've Got The Love I Need" by Al Green, featuring Anthony Hamilton, from Al's Lay It Down.

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for "Killing The Blues" from Raising Sand.

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM:
Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM:
Loverly by Cassandra Wilson.

BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM:
Down in New Orleans by The Blind Boys of Alabama.

BEST TEJANO ALBUM:
Viva La Revolucion by Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution.

BEST NORTENO ALBUM:
RaĆ­ces by Los Tigres Del Norte.

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM:
One Kind Favor by B.B. King.

BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM:
City That Care Forgot by Dr. John and The Lower 911.

BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM:
At 89 by Pete Seeger.

BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK/AMERICANA ALBUM:
Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

BEST ZYDECO OR CAJUN MUSIC ALBUM:
Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by BeauSoleil & Michael Doucet.

BEST REGGAE ALBUM:
Jah Is Real by Burning Spear.

BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM:
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM:
Global Drum Project by Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo.

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK: Juno.

And congratulations to Al Gore (Spoken Word) and the late great George Carlin (Comedy Album) on their Grammy wins!

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