Grammy Liveblogging #3

Song of the Year – Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready to Make Nice”

Talk about making a statement…

Other kind-music winners so far (so much is given prior to the broadcast — and btw, the Police were really good and offered a great reworking of “Roxanne,”, but man, they looked awesome, and so did Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, on hand to pick up the Dead’s Lifetime Achievement award):

Best Male Pop Vocal: John Mayer, “Waiting on the World to Change”

Best Pop Vocal Album: John Mayer, Continuum

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bob Dylan, “Someday Baby”

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dani California”

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: The Flaming Lips, “The Wizard Turns On…”

Best Rock Song: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dani California”

Best Alternative Music Album: Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready to Mkae Nice”

Best Country Instrumental: Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson, “Whiskey Before Breakfast”

Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder, Instrumentals [saw them this summer and heard much of this live… TOTALLY deserved]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, The Hidden Land

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Nancy Wilson, Turned To Blue

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Michael Brecker, Some Skunk Funk

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Chick Corea, The Ultimate Adventure

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Randy Brecker With Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & Vince Mendoza conducting The WDR Big Band Köln, Some Skunk Funk

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Irma Thomas, After the Rain

Best Native American Music Album: Mary Youngblood, Dance With The Wind

Best Reggae Album – Ziggy Marley, Love Is My Religion

Best Traditional World Music Album: Soweto Gospel Choir, Blessed

Best Contemporary World Music Album: The Klezmatics, Wonder Wheel – Lyrics by Woody Guthrie

Best Comedy Album: Lewis Black, The Carnegie Hall Performance

And no, I really don’t think of Mary J. Blige as one of “our” artists (whatever the hell that means), but she is a wonder, isn’t she?

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