Fifteen Oklahomans were nominated in eighteen categories, but only one act came away a winner at The 55th Grammy Awards last night.
Checotah’s Carrie Underwood won her sixth Grammy:
Best Country Solo Performance - “Blown Away”
Her performance of “Blown Away” also earned songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins a Grammy win for Best Country Song.
The following Oklahomans helped earn Grammys for others:
The Woody Guthrie box set Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection earned art director Fritz Klaetke a Grammy:
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package - Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
The box set was also nominated for Best Historical Album.
Thirteen of Guthrie’s children’s songs were covered by Elizabeth Mitchell on her album Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie, a nominee for Best Children’s Album.
Kelly Clarkson’s album Stronger, which featured three Oklahomans on the song “Mr. Know It All” – Muskogee and Tulsa native Ester Dean (co-writer and co-producer), Edmond native and ACM@UCO alumnus Dante Jones (co-writer, additional producer), and Cordell and Oklahoma City native Brett James (co-writer), won a Grammy:
Best Pop Vocal Album - Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger
Jones also co-wrote and co-produced “Stuck on Stupid” on Chris Brown’s album, Fortune, which was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Claremore’s Patti Page was honored posthumously with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, alongside Carole King, Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Ravi Shankar and the Temptations.
Kelly Clarkson later paid tribute to Page, singing her 1950 hit “Tennessee Waltz” on the televised broadcast.
After the jump, view the Oklahomans that were nominated, but did not win: