Several Oklahomans were nominated, but only one musician came away a winner at The 53rd Grammy Awards last night.
Oklahoma transplant Miranda Lambert won her fourth Grammy:
Best Female Country Vocal Performance - “The House That Built Me”
She was also nominated for Best Country Album for Revolution and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “Bad Angel” (with Dierks Bentley & Jamey Johnson). Her performance of “The House That Built Me” also earned songwriters Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin nominations for Song of the Year and Best Country Song.
Also, Album of the Year winners Arcade Fire featured Edmond-native and BMX legend Mat Hoffman during their performance.
It was an honor just to be nominated for the following Oklahomans:
Kings of Leon (OKC’s Matthew & Nathan Followill):
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - “Radioactive”
Best Rock Song - “Radioactive”
Tulsa-native Michael Gungor of Gungor:
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album - Beautiful Things
Best Gospel Song - “Beautiful Things”
Tulsa and Lawton-native Leon Russell:
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - “If It Wasn’t For Bad” (with Elton John)
Checotah’s Carrie Underwood:
Best Female Country Vocal Performance - “Temporary Home”
Clinton and Moore-native Toby Keith:
Best Male Country Vocal Performance - “Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song)”
Alice in Chains, (Atoka’s Jerry Cantrell):
Best Hard Rock Performance - “A Looking In View”
Ada’s Blake Shelton:
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - “Hillbilly Bone” (with Trace Adkins)
The following Oklahomans helped earn nominations for others:
Oklahoma City-native Audra Mae wrote a song (“Who I Was Born to Be”) for Susan Boyle’s Grammy-nominated album I Dreamed A Dream:
Best Pop Vocal Album - I Dreamed A Dream
The compilation album Glee: The Music, Volume 1, which features Kristin Chenoweth‘s versions of Heart’s “Alone” and Liza Minnelli’s “Maybe This Time”, earned a nomination:
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media - Glee: The Music, Volume 1
For a complete list of winners and nominations, click here.