ACL salutes our GRAMMY winners
Austin city limits sends congratulations to the winners of last night’s 64th GRAMMY Awards, co-produced by ACL executive producer Terry Lickona. Season 47 stars Jon Batiste and Olivia Rodrigo both won big. Batiste, a New Orleans native and bandleader for Stephen Colbert, won album of the year for his 2021 LP We areas well as Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance, Best Music Video and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (for his contributions to the Pixar film Soul). We’ll be adding his extraordinary 47 Hour season this weekend, to remind everyone what a special performer he is. Chart-topping singer-songwriter Rodrigo, who, like Batiste, made it ACL debut last season, won three accolades, including the coveted Best New Artist award, as well as Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. ACL triple timer St. Vincent, who presented his latest daddy’s house in our 47 season, won best alternative album for the record.
Though still reeling, like the rest of us, from the heartbreaking passing of beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins, our fellow Foo Fighters swept the categories in which they were nominated for their recent medicine at midnight: Best rock album, best rock song and best rock performance. Another threesome ACL performers included country superstar Chris Stapleton (Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Solo Country Performance) and gospel great CeCe Winans (Best Gospel Album, Best Gospel Performance/Song, Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song). Other alumni who brought home statuettes include HER, Los Lobos, Juanes, Esperanza Spalding, Rhiannon Giddens, Andra Day, Angelique Kidjo, Bela Fleck, Kendrick Lamar (as a guest of the winner of the best rap performance Baby Keem) and the late Pat Metheny Group keyboardist Lyle Mays. Special dedication to pleasure. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who went from his Season 39 performance to Producer of the Year for his work on several acclaimed and successful albums, including St. Vincent’s Grammy daddy’s house.
A full list of winners and nominees can be found here. ACL congratulate everyone for their hard work.