One very impressive Grammy debut this year, although it hasn’t been mentioned much, is that of guitarist Orianthi Panagaris, who was Carrie Underwood’s lead guitar player on the show. Even the Grammy voters, who only know three or four hip-hop names. He thanked his predecessors, noting, “In August of 1946, five men went into a studio in Chicago with producer Art Satherly and created a new form of music, that we know as bluegrass. Earl Scruggs is here tonight, so if you get a chance, go by and shake his hand.A native of Adelaide, Australia, this young guitar virtuoso uses only her first name professionally and is recording for Geffen Records. He’s the only surviving member of those five men.” And John Jorgenson added another nice footnote.The Plant-Krauss pairing was a genre hopper, also winning for best contemporary folk/Americana album, country collaboration with vocals ("Killing the Blues") and pop collaboration with vocals ("Rich Woman").
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Last year, there were two full-fledged country performances on the Grammy Awards show — by Brad Paisley and by Carrie Underwood.
That’s out of a cast of 35 featured artists and groups performing.
Going on two hours later, the Recording Academy made an official announcement that Brown would not be attending the show, and it was "sorry he is unable to join us."There were, however, a number of positive surprises during the generally entertaining show. Paul Mc Cartney sang "I Saw Her Standing There" with Dave Grohl on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the birth of Beatlemania Americana: the Fab Four's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."Their performances and the others ranged from darned good to thanks anyway. television in nine years, brought in the USC marching band for "15 Step." Teenage megastars and self-proclaimed BFFs Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift teamed for a seated acoustic number, with the former countrifying it up -- a possible hint at where she's headed after her teen idol status wanes. "Our finest national treasure is our culture in the arts, so it's time that we acknowledged that fact with the creation of the Cabinet position of Secretary of the Arts," he said. Partial nominees list (winners in bold): Album of the year"Viva La Vida (Or Death and All His Friends)," Coldplay"Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne"Year of the Gentleman," Ne-Yo"Raising Sand," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss"In Rainbows," Radiohead Record of the year"Chasing Pavements," Adele"Viva La Vida," Coldplay"Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis"Paper Planes," M. A"Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Song of the year"American Boy," Estelle Featuring Kanye West (William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray and Kanye West, songwriters)"Chasing Pavements," Adele (Adele Adkins and Eg White, songwriters)"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz (Jason Mraz, songwriter)"Love Song," Sara Bareilles (Sara Bareilles, songwriter)"Viva La Vida," Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin, songwriters)Best new artist Adele Duffy Jonas Brothers Lady Antebellum Jazmine Sullivan Best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals "Viva la Vida," Coldplay"Waiting in the Weeds," Eagles"Going On," Gnarls Barkley"Won't Go Home Without You," Maroon 5"Apologize," One Republic Best pop collaboration with vocals"Lesson Learned," Alicia Keys & John Mayer"4 Minutes," Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland"Rich Woman," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss"If I Never See Your Face Again," Rihanna & Maroon 5"No Air," Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown Best pop vocal album"Detours," Sheryl Crow "Rockferry," Duffy"Long Road Out of Eden," Eagles"Spirit," Leona Lewis"Covers," James Taylor Best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals"Rock 'N Roll Train," AC/DC"Violet Hill," Coldplay"Long Road Out of Eden," Eagles"Sex on Fire," Kings of Leon"House of Cards," Radiohead Best rock song"Girls in Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)"House of Cards," Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)" I Will Possess Your Heart," Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason Mc Gerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab for Cutie)"Sex on Fire," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings of Leon)"Violet Hill," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)Best rock album"Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," Coldplay"Rock N Roll Jesus," Kid Rock"Only By the Night." Kings of Leon"Death Magnetic," Metallica"Consolers of the Lonely," The Raconteurs Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals"Ribbon in the Sky," Boyz II Men"Words," Anthony David Featuring Indie.
Whitney Houston was an unannounced presenter, and she took her time in the spotlight. Jennifer Hudson gave an emotional reading of "You Pulled Me Through," looking straight into the camera as she delivered the title line at the end, and welled up. And Carrie Underwood sang, uh, a country ditty spiked with heavy metal guitar. As is the Grammys' norm, there was no shortage of musical veterans honored in the genre categories during the pretelecast portion of the show: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Jose Feliciano, John Williams, Jimmy Sturr, Beausoleil and Michael Doucet, Chick Corea, Ce Ce Winans, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Burning Spear, Dr. Arie"Stay With Me (by the Sea)," Al Green featuring John Legend"I'm His Only Woman," Jennifer Hudson featuring Fantasia Best R&B album"Love & Life," Eric Benet"Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA," Boyz II Men"Lay It Down," Al Green"Jennifer Hudson," Jennifer Hudson"The Way I See It," Raphael Saadiq Best rap song"Lollipop," D.
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Nearly three decades after that band's demise, frontman Robert Plant earned a fistful of statuettes Sunday for what was a studio experiment."We gave ourselves three days and said, 'If it doesn't work, we'll take lunch,'" Plant said.
English quartet Coldplay came in with seven noms and went home with three trophies, including song of the year for "Viva la Vida." Soulful Brit singer Adele was named best new artist and scored best female pop vocal for her enigmatic hit "Chasing Pavements."The evening's multiple winners also included Radiohead, Kanye West, Metallica, Kirk Franklin, Daft Punk, Al Green and John Mayer.
But controversy and speculation hung over music's biggest night as two of the industry's biggest young stars were abrupt no-shows.
Lil Wayne, who had the year's biggest-selling album and came into the evening as the leading nominee with eight, was next with four wins. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)Best rap album"American Gangster," Jay-Z"Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne"The Cool," Lupe Fiasco"Nas," Nas"Paper Trail," T. Best country song"Dig Two Graves," Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)"I Saw God Today," Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)"In Color," Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)"Stay," Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)"You're Gonna Miss This," Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Trace Adkins)Best country album"That Lonesome Song," Jamey Johnson"Sleepless Nights," Patty Loveless"Troubadour," George Strait"Around the Bend," Randy Travis"Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love," Trisha Yearwood Best contemporary jazz album"Randy in Brasil," Randy Brecker"Floating Point," John Mc Laughlin"Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration of Cannonball Adderley," Various artists"Miles From India," Various artists"Lifecycle," Yellowjackets featuring Mike Stern Producer of the year, non-classical Danger Mouse Nigel Godrich Johnny Karkazis Rick Rubinwill.