Grammy report from somewhere in Music City

  • A working trucker wins country song of the year.

  • The “head of the academy” rants and rants on illegal downloading and ripping by introducing three college kids who’ve downloaded 6,000 songs in three days. When introduced, the students sunk in their seats as if saying, “oh no, my friends are going to think I’m so lame for not breaking 7,500.”
  • And probably not since sometime in the late 1970s have albums I actually own (as in, actually purchased) won Grammys. Guess it’s because the same album won so many of them. Here are Grammy winners from CDs I’ve actually purchased:

    Country Collaboration with Vocals: “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen and Pat Enright (The Soggy Bottom Boys), from the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.

    Female Country Vocal Performance: “Shine,” Dolly Parton. (From “Little Sparrow”)

    Male Country Vocal Performance: “O Death,” Ralph Stanley, from the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.

    Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: “The Lucky One” Alison Krauss and Union Station.

    Country Song: “The Lucky One” Robert Lee Castleman (Alison Krauss and Union Station).

    Bluegrass Album: New Favorite Alison Krauss and Union Station.

    Traditional Folk Album: “Down From the Mountain,” Various Artists.

    Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media: O Brother, Where Art Thou Various Artists.

    Best Rap Album: Stankonia, Outkast (just kidding)