Nine Oklahomans were nominated, but only one act came away a winner at The 54th Grammy Awards last night.
Tulsa’s Ryan Tedder won his first Grammy:
Album Of The Year - Adele’s 21
Tedder co-wrote “Turning Tables” and co-wrote and produced “Rumour Has It”.
Tedder was also nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for his work on “Brighter Than The Sun” (Colbie Caillat), “Favorite Song” (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common), “I Remember Me” (Jennifer Hudson), “I Was Here” (Beyoncé), “Not Over You” (Gavin DeGraw), “#1Nite (One Night)” (Cobra Starship), “Rumour Has It” (Adele), “Sweeter” (Gavin DeGraw) & “Who’s That Boy” (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev).
The following Oklahomans helped earn Grammys for others:
Best Rap Album - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
West’s “All of the Lights”, also featuring vocals from Williams and Wilson, won two Grammys:
Best Rap Song – “All of the Lights”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “All of the Lights”
“All of the Lights” was also nominated for Song of the Year. Williams’ vocals were also featured on “Dark Fantasy”, “Gorgeous”, “Runaway”, “Hell of a Life” and “Lost in the World”.
Best Children’s Album - All About Bullies… Big And Small
The 40th Anniversary re-release of Derek and the Dominos’ 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which features Tulsan Carl Radle on bass, won a Grammy:
Best Surround Sound Album - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
After the jump, view the Oklahomans that were nominated, but did not win:
It was an honor to be nominated for these Oklahomans:
Muskogee’s Ester Dean:
Album Of The Year - Rihanna’s Loud
Dean co-wrote “S&M”, “What’s My Name?” and “Cheers (Drink to That)” and co-wrote and co-produced “Complicated”.
Ada’s Blake Shelton:
Best Country Album - Red River Blue
Best Country Solo Performance - “Honey Bee”
His performance of “God Gave Me You” also earned songwriter Dave Barnes a nomination for Best Country Song.
Kings of Leon:
Best Rock Album - Come Around Sundown
Best Long Form Music Video - Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon
Gap Band founder Charlie Wilson:
Best R&B Performance - “You Are”
Best R&B Song - “You Are” (co-writers Dennis Betts, Carl M. Days Jr., Wirlie Morris & Mahin Wilson)
Checotah’s Carrie Underwood:
Best Country Solo Performance - “Mama’s Song”
She was, however, featured on “It Had to Be You”, a track from Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album winner (Tony Bennett Duets II)
Thompson Square (Miami’s Keifer Thompson):
Best Country Duo/Group Performance - “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
Their performance of “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” also earned songwriters Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy a nomination for Best Country Song.
Norman’s Vince Gill:
Best Country Song - “Threaten Me With Heaven” (co-written by Amy Grant, the late Will Owsley and Dillon O’Brian)
Gungor (Oral Roberts alumnus Michael Gungor):
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Ghosts Upon the Earth
For a complete list of winners and nominations, click here.