Some of Browne’s peers (Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley) contribute to the album, as do “younger” artists (Ben Harper, the Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek).
Some guests took the stage like honorary Stones (Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville) while others appeared with the graciousness and fear of a rookie at bat (“best moment ever!” said Taylor Swift).
For the single folks in the room, Valentine’s Day is just cruel. An entire day that rubs in the fact that you’re alone? No thank you. Take the mushy stuff elsewhere, this is not a playlist celebrating the wonder of love, of two people connecting on the most intimate level. More often than not, all that goes horribly wrong. Luckily, it’s inspired some enduring songs to help us commiserate the fact that love both hurts and sucks. Behold.
Bonnie Raitt had nine GRAMMYS before tonight’s ceremony, and just won her tenth – and first since 1996 – taking the Best Americana Album, in a very strong category. She won against her all-male and all-contemporary competition of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers). She saluted her fellow nominees in the category.
Don Was told Radio.com that his greatest GRAMMY night was on February 21, 1990, the year Bonnie Raitt took home an armful of awards for her triumphant comeback album, Nick Of Time.
Bruce Springsteen nabbed three GRAMMY nominations Wednesday night, and the song that bears his name got two more. Meanwhile, “Springsteen” — the song by country singer Eric Church that name drops several Bruce classics — was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET, CBS will broadcast the GRAMMY nomination special. The past year has been a great one for legendary artists putting out albums that hold up to their legacies. Here, we predict which ones will get nods in the big categories.
Clearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it’s 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year’s.
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert makes a chart feat this week as the first openly gay artist to score a No. 1 album with his Trespassing, with fellow Idol alum Carrie Underwood, Adele, Tenacious D and Norah Jones rounding out the top five. But further down the line, a few classic artists make high debuts this week on the Billboard 200 album chart.
When ’80s pop icons Madonna and Lionel Richie both released new albums on March 5, it was no surprise when the Material Girl topped the charts the following week just ahead of the former Commodores […]