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Lady Antebellum Tops Grammys


Up for six, Lady Antebellum nabbed five Grammy awards during the all-genre music festivities held tonight (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. The trio, made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, surprised many by grabbing the all-genre Record and Song of the Year for "Need You Now." They also nabbed Best Country Album for Need You Now. Single "Need You Now" also won for Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.

While accepting Song of the Year, Dave said, "We are so blown away. We want to thank our families back in Nashville and Augusta, Georgia."

"Thank you so much to the fans, Hillary added.  "Thank you to radio. This past year has completely changed our lives and we love you so much. Thank you!"

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert claimed her first-ever Grammy, winning the Best Female Country Vocal Performance honor for "The House That Built Me."

Miranda thanked the songwriters, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, and her fans. "Thank you so much for loving the lyrics to this song because it means the world to me," she said. "I know that everyone can relate to it."

She lost in the Best Country Album category to her pals Lady Antebellum. “Everything I lost tonight, I lost to my friends,” Lambert said backstage, according to The Tennessean. “I’m so happy for Lady Antebellum. They’re really good friends and they work really hard.”

Keith Urban won his fourth Grammy for "'Til Summer Comes Around" in the category of Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Diamond Rio, Patty Loveless, Marty Stuart, Ryan Bingham, Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band also scored Grammys this year.

Martina McBride helped open the show with an all-female salute to Aretha Franklin, joining gospel singer Yolanda Adams and pop stars Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine.

2011 Grammy Nominees and Winners
(That Involve Country Artists)

Record of the Year

  • WINNER “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  • “Nothin’ On You” B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
  • “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
  • “F*** You” Cee Lo Green
  • “Empire State of Mind” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Album of the Year

  • WINNER The Suburbs
    Arcade Fire
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
  • Recovery
  • The Fame Monster
    Lady Gaga
  • Teenage Dream
    Katy Perry

Song of the Year

  • WINNER “Need You Now”
    Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
    performed by Lady Antebellum
  • “Beg Steal Or Borrow”
    Ray LaMontagne
    performed by Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
  • “F*** You”
    Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars
    performed by Cee Lo Green
  • “The House That Built Me”
    Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
    performed by Miranda Lambert
  • “Love The Way You Lie”
    Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers
    performed by Eminem

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • WINNER “’Til Summer Comes Around” Keith Urban
  • “Macon” Jamey Johnson
  • “Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” Toby Keith
  • “Turning Home” David Nail
  • “Gettin’ You Home” Chris Young

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

  • WINNER “The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert
  • “Satisfied” Jewel
  • “Swingin’” LeAnn Rimes
  • “Temporary Home” Carrie Underwood
  • “I’d Love To Be Your Last” Gretchen Wilson

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

  • WINNER “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  • “Free” Zac Brown Band
  • “Elizabeth” Dailey & Vincent
  • “Little White Church” Little Big Town
  • “Where Rainbows Never Die” The SteelDrivers

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • WINNER “As She’s Walking Away” Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
  • “Bad Angel”
    Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
  • “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
    Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
  • “Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
  • “I Run To You” Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Instrumental Performance

  • WINNER “Hummingbyrd” Marty Stuart
  • “Tattoo Of A Smudge” Cherryholmes
  • “Magic #9” The Infamous Stringdusters
  • “New Chance Blues” Punch Brothers
  • “Willow Creek” Darrell Scott

Best Country Song

  • WINNER “Need You Now”
    Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters
    (Lady Antebellum)
  • “The Breath You Take”
    Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters
    (George Strait)
  • “Free” Zac Brown, songwriter
    (Zac Brown Band)
  • “The House That Built Me”
    Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters
    (Miranda Lambert)
  • “I’d Love To Be Your Last”
    Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters
    (Gretchen Wilson)
  • “If I Die Young” Kimberly Perry, songwriter
    (The Band Perry)

Best Country Album

  • WINNER Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
  • Up On The Ridge
    Dierks Bentley
  • You Get What You Give
    Zac Brown Band
  • The Guitar Song
    Jamey Johnson
  • Revolution
    Miranda Lambert


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