Country Shines At The Grammys
February 11, 2008 at 9:43 AM (PT)
The 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS were held last night (2/10), with CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KEITH URBAN and VINCE GILL taking home top honors in the Country division. Some of NASHVILLE's finest also put on some of the best performances of the evening.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD performed a revved-up version of her GRAMMY-winning Best Country Song, "Before He Cheats," for which she also took home Best Country Vocal Performance.
BRAD PAISLEY performed his hit song, "Ticks," while also accepting the GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance for "Throttleneck" on his "5th Gear" album.
Although VINCE GILL did not win in the General category for Best New Album, he did take home the prize for Best Country Album for his four-disc set, "These Days." While accepting the award onstage from DAVE STEWART and BEATLE drummer RINGO STARR, VINCE joked, "I just got an award given to me by a BEATLE. Have you had that happen yet, KANYE [WEST]?"
TAYLOR SWIFT, nominated for Best New Artist in the General category, shined in a lavender-colored dress, as she and Latin star JUANES presented the GRAMMY for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration to RIHANNA and JAY-Z for "Umbrella."
To see the complete list of GRAMMY winners, click here.