February 13, 2017

Downtown x GRAMMYs 2017

We are thrilled that our writers and partners were recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Downtown clients brought home GRAMMY's in six separate categories, from Sturgill Simpson to Big Yellow Dog's Maren Morris. We congratulate all the nominees and celebrate the following Downtown client wins:

β–Ί Sturgill Simpson
Best Country Album – A Sailor's Guide to Earth

β–Ί Big Yellow Dog
Best Country Solo Performance (Maren Morris - "My Church")

β–Ί John Leventhal
Best Americana Album - William Bell, This Is Where I Live

β–Ί DuBose & Dorothy Heyward
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

β–Ί John Lennon (The Beatles)
Best Music Film – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years

β–Ί RAC
Best Remixed Recording - Bob Moses, "Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)"

There were several unforgettable moments during the night. Here are some of our favorites:

One of the most touching moments was a soul-filled tribute to the late Sharon Jones, by Sturgill Simpson and the Dap-Kings Horns.

Later in the night, Little Big Town introduced Katy Perry's performance with an accapella cover of Benny Blanco's co-written "Teenage Dream."

After bagging her first GRAMMY, Maren Morris received a standing ovation for lighting up the stage with Alicia Keys.

All the love in the world for this woman. Thank you for making my first Grammys even more special, @aliciakeys .

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