Stapleton, Isbell & The 400 Unit take two GRAMMYS each
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Stapleton, Isbell & The 400 Unit take two GRAMMYS each

Sunday, February 4, 2024 – Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit won two GRAMMYS apiece on Sunday.

Isbell and band won for Best Americana Album for "Weathervanes." "I want to thank these guys for getting in the van with me and never getting out," he said.

Best Americana Roots Song went to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit for "Cast Iron Skillet." "It makes me really happy that these stories and be told and resonate with people," Isbell said. He encouraged songwriters to be "as honest as you can...when you find out what the truth is."

Stapleton won honors for Best Country Song for "White Horse" with Dan Wilson and Best Country Solo Performance.

"My biggest thanks is to Chris for writing songs with me," said Wilson. "This is great." Stapleton was not present.

Lainey Wilson won Best Country Album for "Bell Bottom Country." "Whew, It has truly changed my life. I am from a farming community in NE Louisiana. A little town of 200 people. I'm a fifth-generation farmer's daughter and I would consider myself a farmer, too. And everybody that I surround myself with, I think they are farmers, too. They're story farmers. It's about getting up every single day and planting those seeds and watering them and watching them grow. And sometimes, when you find the right farming community, you can have a harvest of a lifetime. I truly believe that. I think that is exactly what this is tonight. God bless every single one of y'all. Thank you Jesus. Thank you so much to the Recording Academy. Thank you to my fans. I love y'all so much."

Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves for "I Remember Everything." Bryan was not in attendance.

Allison Russell won Best Country Roots Performance for "Eve Was Black." Russell told the crowd, "This is absolutely incredible." She gave a shout out to Sista Strings, who arranged the strings on the song, and Brandi Clark. "I love Americana...all genders, all orientations...Thank you so much."

Brandy Clark and Brandi Carlile won the Grammy for Best Americana Performance for "Dear Insecurity," which Clark performed live a few minutes earlier. "I want to thank Brandi Clark for making this record with me."

Joni Mitchell won for Best Folk Album for "Joni Mitchell at Newport [Live] ," celebrating her first. "We had so much fun at that concert, and I think you can feel it on the record. It was a very joyous record because of the people that I played with and the spirit of the occasion as very high. Even the audience sounds like music." The appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in July 2023 was her first live performance in about 20 years.

Best Global Music Performance went to "Pashto" from Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia. "

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella went to "Folsom Prison Blues," John Carter Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, Markus Illko, Janet Robin and Roberto Luis Rodriguez, arrangers (The String Revolution featuring Tommy Emmanuel).

Molly Tuttle + Golden Highway won Best Bluegrass Album for "City of Gold."

Luke Combs performed on the televised show with surprise guest Tracy Chapman on her song, "Fast Car." The performance found Chapman reuniting with musicians from the song's original recording — Denny Fongheiser (drums) and Larry Klein (bass) — as well as her longtime band members Larry Campbell (fiddle) and Joe Gore (guitar). The group was also joined by Combs' band member Kurt Ozan (pedal steel).

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for "Midnights," closing out the awards." I would love to tell you that this is the best moment of my life, ..The award is the work. All I want to do is to be able to keep doing this." She became the first person to win Album of the Year fur times.

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