Big Grammy winners are…..Rosanne Cash & Beck!


Rosanne Cash was the big winner at Sunday’s Grammy Awards with three Grammys, while Beck was a surprise winner the Album of The Year award for Morning Phase.

Australians Sia, Iggy Azalea and Keith Urban went home empty-handed but AC/DC performed two songs – their classic ‘Highway To Hell’ and the newer ‘Rock or Bust’ – with drummer Phil Slade (who was in the band for five years from 1989 – 1994) replacing Phil Rudd who is facing criminal charges in New Zealand.

“Reagan was president last time I won a Grammy,” said Rosanne Cash, after winning her awards – for best American roots performance, American roots song and Americana album in Los Angeles on Sunday. “I just showed up for work for 35 years and this is what happened.”

It was Cash’s first win in the Best Americana Album category, after being nominated in 2011, for The List.

“Ray Charles said that you’re a better singer at 50 than you are at 30 because your whole life shows up in your voice,” continued Cash, “and I just have to second the wise words of Ray Charles.” Cash also thanked her children and “everyone who bought this record and didn’t steal it.” (The River & the Thread was produced by John Leventhal with guest appearances from John Paul White of the Civil Wars, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and more).

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” sung by Glen Campbell and written by Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond won the Grammy for Best Country Song, while the Best Folk Album award went to Old Crow Medicine Show for Remedy. Best Regional Roots Music Album was won by Louisiana’s Jo-El Sonnier for The Legacy.

Angelique Kidjo, who will be appearing at Bluesfest during Easter and undertaking an Australian tour won the Grammy for Best World Music Album for Eve.

The late Johnny Winter was awarded the Best Blues Album Grammy for  Step Back, while The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), released through Jack White‘s Third Man Records won a Grammy for Best Box or Limited Edition Package. White shared the award with Susan Archie and Dean Blackwood as one of the art directors.

In the jazz categories Chick Corea won two awards, for Best Improved Jazz Solo (‘Fingerprints’) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Trilogy with his trio. Dianne Reeves won Best Jazz Vocal Album for Beautiful Life.

OTHER GRAMMYS AWARDS (see the full list at

Album of the Year
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Rock Album
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Rock Performance
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Song
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters

Best American Roots Performance
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album
Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”

Best Country Song
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester

Best Blues Album
Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Best Improved Jazz Solo
Chick Corea – “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea Trio – Trilogy

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Eve

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Max Martin

Best Recording Package
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes
Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950





Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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