Strait, Womack, Currington express Grammy thanks
Friday, December 4, 2009
– The excitement continues for musicians a few days after getting the news that they were nominated for Grammys.
"I knew there was something special about this song [People Are Crazy] the second I heard it," said Billy Currington. "You know, it just had such a special feel and what a great story. I'm so glad that the Recording Academy heard what I did. This is such an honor to be nominated with two amazing songwriters like Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones." The three earned a nomination for Best Country Song. Currington also grabbed one for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
George Strait earned a Best Country Album nomination for "Twang," Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Living For The Night and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for Everything But Quits with Lee Ann Womack. "I'm so excited to have three Grammy nominations," said Strait. "My career has been full of surprises, and here is another. What an honor. I'm in Vegas right now so there will be celebration."
Lee Ann Womack took home three nominations - Best Country Album for "Call Me Crazy," Best Female Country Performance for Solitary Thinkin' and Best Country Collaboration with Strait. She said, "I'm very proud to work with Tony Brown, Chuck Ainlay, Waylon Payne and all the musicians that played on 'Call Me Crazy.' I'm especially honored to have these nominations as they are voted on by peers and in a time where so much great music is being made. It's nice to know that what we're doing is relevant."
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