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Stapleton wins three Grammys

Sunday, January 28, 2018 – Chris Stapleton won three Grammys on Sunday, while and Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit each took home two on Sunday.

Stapleton won Best Country Album for "From a Room - Volume 1," Best Country Solo Performance for "Either Way" and Best Country Song for "Broken Halos," which he wrote with Mike Henderson.

Isbell and band took "If We Were Vampires" to the Grammy for Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album for "The Nashville Sound."

There was a tie for Best Bluegrass Album among The Infamous Stringdusters for "Laws of Gravity" and Rhonda Vincent And The Rage for "All The Rage - In Concert Volume One." "Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!," said the Stringdusters in a statement. "Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent."

Little Big Town won the Grammy for Best Country/Duo Performance for "Better Man."

Reba McEntire won the Best Roots Gospel Album Grammy for "Sing It Now Songs of Faith & Hope."

Alabama Shakes took a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance for "Killer Diller Blues."

In a tribute to the victims of shootings in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Festival and in Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris sang Eric Clapton's "Teardrops in Heaven."

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One of the four new tracks on this rerelease of Jason Isbell's "Sirens of the Ditch" is "The Assassin," and it features the same country/alternative rock hybrid sonic that characterizes Drive-By Truckers songs. Such an association is to be expected, though, as the album was Isbell's first solo release after leaving DBT. Furthermore, Patterson Hood and Shonna Tucker - each of DBT - played on the album. Much like George Harrison, just after leaving The Beatles, Isbell »»»
From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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