Lambert wins big Grammy country honor, Cash takes three Grammys
Sunday, February 8, 2015
– Miranda Lambert won the biggest country music award at the Grammys on Sunday with Album of the Year for "Platinum."
Lambert, who also performed "Little Red Wagon" from the disc on the show, offered her thanks. ""Thank you so much for this amazing night," in the only country award given out on live television.
Rosanne Cash took home three Grammys in the pre-televised portion of the awards on Sunday, while Glenn Campbell was involved in two Grammy wins as well.
Cash won Grammys for: Best American Roots Performance for "A Feather's Not a Bird," Best American Roots Song for "A Feather's Not a Bird" and Best Americana Album for "The River & The Thread."
The Band Perry won their first Grammy for Best Country/Duo Group Performance for their cover of Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind" for a documentary movie about Campbell.
Campbell also won Best Country Song for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," a song penned by Campbell and Julian Raymond. "It's been amazing journey. He's been so courageous in bringing awareness to Alzheimer's and care giving," said Kim Campbell, Glen's wife.
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer took home Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for "Bass & Mandolin."
The Earls of Leicester won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for their self-titled disc in awards handed out in pre-broadcast ceremonies.
Carrie Underwood won Best Country Vocal Performance for "Something in the Water."
Old Crow Medicine Show took the honor for Best Folk Album for "Remedy."
A Hank Williams album, "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950," won Best Historical Album. The disc was produced by Colin Escott and Cheryl Pawelski from radio programs Williams recorded.
Eric Church performed "Give Me Back My Hometown," while Brandy Clark sang "Hold My Hand," while accompanied by Dwight Yoakam.
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