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List of Country Winners at the 60th Grammy Awards

The 60th GRAMMY Awards were a huge night for both the winners and nominees attending the ceremony. One of the night’s top country winners was Chris Stapleton, who took home all three of the awards he was nominated for. Stapleton graciously accepted the award for Best Country Album during the show’s live telecast, thanking his tirelessly hard-working band and crew for their help along the way. “It’s a real joy to make music,” he concluded.

Other country winners included Little Big Town, for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Better Man,” and Jason Isbell took home two awards, including a win for Best Americana Album.

See the full list of GRAMMY winners below…

Best Country Album – From A Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance – “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song: “Broken Halos” – Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Better Man” by Little Big Town

Best Roots Gospel Album – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope by Reba McEntire

Best American Roots Song – “If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)

Best Americana Album – The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

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During the pre-telecast event, Reba was awarded Best Roots Gospel Album for her project Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. Sharing that she planned to “give it back to God,” the country icon was eternally grateful for the reception her album received.

“Our job in the entertainment business is to heal hearts. That’s what God put me on this earth for, I know it is, with the music, and to help other people. Music is so healing,” she said

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-SoundsLikeNashville [Lauren Laffer]

 

 

Jack Blanchard Column: Ruining Lunch Hour

Thousands of intelligent good-looking readers.

HOW WE RUINED LUNCH HOUR IN DULUTH. 

We were not recording stars, 
and had no idea we would ever have hit records. 
We were just three Florida musicians, Misty, me, 
and our guitar player Doug Tarrant, 
who somehow wound up in the north country in December. 
Our booking was at the Black Bear Lounge in the Hotel Duluth.

Our dog, Brubeck, accompanied us on the tour.
He looked like a Jack Russell Terrier,
but he wasn’t anything you could pin down.

Brubeck would not eat dog food.
He would eat cat food 
or a foul smelling liver and garlic concoction that Misty cooked for him.
He would also eat complete motel mattresses,
medium sized linoleum floors, and my better clothes.
We loved him!

Misty felt a need to dress Brubeck up like a rich lady’s poodle.
He would be led through the lobby wearing a leopard print dog coat, 
a hat, and four yellow boots,
at least one of which was always turned around
with the toe facing grotesquely backwards.
He would be shaking a rear leg trying to get rid of it.
This gets worse.

The hotel had a classy restaurant which was below ground level.
The sidewalk and snow covered grass
were exactly at eye level with the lunch crowd inside.
The place was packed with business people enjoying their food,
when Misty’s legs appeared in the far right window,
then the leash,
and finally what looked like a dog in a pimp suit.

The pimp dog went right up to the restaurant window 
and proceeded with a long overdue bowel movement.
Misty, totally embarrassed at being the focus of every eye in the crowd, 
tried her best to look like she’d never seen this dog before in her life.
It didn’t work, and Brubeck went earnestly on and on.
Then she made it worse by trying to drag him away while he was still going.
A lot worse!

The lunch hour business dropped off abruptly after that.

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan 

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Home Page: http://www.jackandmisty.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackandmisty
Billboard Duet of the Year, Grammy and CMA Award Finalists.  

© Jack Blanchard, 2017.

Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman

RhonsInspirationDaily2015aToday’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman

What God Expects From You !

But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded & from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. Luke 12:48

Added blessing always brings added responsibility, so:

1) Stop complaining. Happiness doesn’t come from getting what you want; it comes from recognizing and enjoying what you have. So keep a positive attitude and be grateful every day. Rudyard Kipling said, ‘Don’t pay too much attention to fame, power, or money. Someday you’ll meet a person who cares for none of these, and then you’ll know how poor you are’.

2) Stop assuming. When you see your neighbors buying new furniture, taking expensive holidays, and driving the latest car, does something stir inside you to do the same? Be careful; just because someone appears to be in similar circumstances to yours doesn’t mean anything. They might earn twice as much. On the other hand, they may be in debt up to their ears or three-quarters of the way to bankruptcy or a divorce court. Stop making assumptions and trying to be like somebody else.

3) Stop withholding. Bruce Larson said, ‘Money is another pair of hands to heal, feed, and bless the desperate families of the earth. In other words, money is my other self’. But that’s only true if you’re willing to part with it. Money is like manure: If you let it pile up it stinks; if you spread it around it helps things grow. Money gives you options the less fortunate can only pray for. And one more very important thought: How you see your money – that it is all God’s -and how you use His resources that He entrusted you with- will be asked on the Judgement Day. “I was hungry, did you feed me …… Matthew 25:34-46

Prayer Heavenly Father,

help me be faithful with what You have entrusted me with to do Your will.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

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