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."
Bob Dylan famously sang about how you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit do more than just gage wind direction with "Weathervanes." Isbell has a unique ability to get deep inside the heads of his various characters to reveal insightful patterns of thought and behavior. Along with his talented 400 Unit band, Isbell has given yet another smart set of songs.
Isbell is especially adept at diagnosing pain points. ...
Jason Isbell deserves kudos for putting a unique spin on the benefit album. Instead of throwing together a bunch of many times unrelated celebrities to pitch in, Isbell has brought together talented performers to cover Georgia-related songs and songs by Georgia-based artists. All proceeds support Black Voters Matter, Fair Fight and Georgia Stand-Up. Even if you may not support these groups, you will still enjoy this set of mostly familiar songs.
The album opens and closes with two R.E.M. songs. ...
Chris Stapleton's "Starting Over" release is one of those rare beauties of an album, where your favorite track may change from day to day. All of 'em are just that great. It is, simply put, Stapleton's best full-length to date.
You may love the title track, which puts flesh and bone onto the 'better luck next time' wish. Then again, the spiritual truth contained within the Creedence Clearwater Revival-esque "Devil Always Made Me Think Twice" might also ...