Music’s biggest night returned to New York City to celebrate its 60th annual awards, honoring outstanding creators and projects from the past year. We are pleased that the our writers were recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. We congratulate all the nominees and celebrate the following projects that Downtown client won and contributed to:
Downtown writer Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit won Best Americana Album with The Nashville Sound, Jason's sixth studio album.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) January 28, 2018
“If We Were Vampires,” the lead single from the album also won Best American Roots Song. Below is the group’s haunting performance from Jimmy Kimmel Live in September.
Of the Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song, Downtown writers have now contributed to seven of ten winners since 2014.
Ed Sheeran won Best Pop Vocal Album with ÷. The album includes “Happier” co-written by Downtown's Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco (who also co-wrote and produced five other tracks on the album).
Downtown Nashville's very own Kendell Marvel also played contributions to "Either Way" by Chris Stapleton, which won Best Country Solo Performance and was a part of Best Country Album, From a Room: Volume 1.
The night also included a tribute performance to the innocent lives lost in Las Vegas by the Big Yellow Dog’s Maren Morris, who was joined by Brothers Osborne, and Eric Church.
See the full list of our nominations here.