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ACL artists at the 2014 Grammy Awards

The nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and we’re happy to note that many distinguished ACL alumni got the nod. Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves for her four nominations (including Best New Artist and two for Best Country Song), as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White, Tim McGraw, Sarah Jarosz, Gary Clark Jr., Miranda Lambert, Steve Martin, Allen Toussaint, Ben Harper, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay for a pair of nominations apiece. We also want to give shout-outs to the following artists who’ve been on our show and scored Grammy nods this year: Nine Inch Nails, Neko Case, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Vampire Weekend, The Milk Carton Kids, Alabama Shakes, The National, Kings of Leon, The Civil Wars, John Legend, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Keith Urban, Cafe Tacuba, Femi Kuti, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, the Del McCoury Band, Kenny Rogers and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

If you want to see some of these fine folks in action, ACL’s got ’em when our new episodes return in January. Queens of the Stone Age kick off the second half of Season 39 in the New Year, making their ACL debut on January 4, Neko Case returns on January 11, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids appear on February 1, Kacey Musgraves makes her ACL debut on February 8 and Mavis Staples encores on March 29.

And don’t forget – our own executive producer Terry Lickona is also co-producer of the Grammy telecast, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy, the Grammys’ parent organization. The Grammy Awards broadcast on January 26th – Good luck to Terry and all the nominees!


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ACL congratulates our Grammy winners

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards show has come and gone. We want to not only congratulate, ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona on his second year as co-producer for the Grammy telecast, but our distinguished ACL alumni who scored gold statues this year. Way to go, y’all!

Mumford & Sons – Album of the Year for Babel; Best Long Form Video for Big Easy Express
The Black Keys – Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Lonely Boy;” Best Rock Album for El Camino; Dan Auerbach – Producer of the Year
Esperanza Spalding – Best Jazz Vocal Album for Radio Music Society; Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for “City of Roses”
Bonnie Raitt – Best Americana Album for Slipstream
Juanes – Best Latin Pop Album for MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition
Steep Canyon Rangers – Best Bluegrass Album for Nobody Knows You
Dr. John – Best Blues Album for Locked Down
Jimmy Cliff – Best Reggae Album for Rebirth
The Civil Wars (with Taylor Swift) – Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Safe & Sound,” from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games

photo by Scott Newton


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ACL Salutes the 2013 Grammy Nominees!

The nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night, and we’re happy to note that many ACL artists got the nod. Congrats to the Black Keys for their five nominations (including Record of the Year and Album of the Year), Jack White for his three (including Album of the Year), Mumford & Sons for their four (including Album of the Year), Alabama Shakes for their three (including Best New Artist) and Esperanza Spalding for her three (including Best Jazz Vocal Album). We also tip our hat to alumni Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Cliff, Florence + the Machine, Coldplay, Miranda Lambert, Tom Waits, John Legend, The Roots, Dr. John, the Civil Wars and the Avett Brothers for their Grammy nods.

If you want to see some of these fine folks in action, we have a repeat of the Black Keys’ episode with Sonic Youth on December 29, and new episodes featuring Jack White on January 5, Alabama Shakes on February 16 and Esperanza Spalding on February 23. Plus Mumford & Sons’ episode with Flogging Molly is streaming at PBS Video here. Please join us in cheering on our nominees – the Grammy Awards ceremony airs live on February 10.

And speaking of good vibes, we also want to give a shout out to our own Terry Lickona – ACL’s executive producer is also, for the second year in a row, co-producer of the Grammy telecast, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy, the Grammys’ parent organization. The Grammys are in good hands!

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Congratulations to the 2011 Grammy winners!

The 54th annual Grammys ceremony has come and gone. While we were particularly excited this year because our own Terry Lickona co-produced the broadcast, we’d be remiss in not congratulating the winners, including upcoming ACL performers the Civil Wars, who took home trophies for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album, ACL veterans Alison Krauss & Union Station, who won Best Bluegrass Album, Season 32 performer Corinne Bailey Rae, who earned Best R&B Vocal, and Season 34 alumni Foo Fighters, who swept the rock categories in the same way Adele swept the pop headings. Congratulations also to Coldplay, Wilco, the Decemberists, Mumford & Sons and Raphael Saadiq, who may not have won anything, but in a field as crowded as today’s music world, it really is an honor just to be nominated.

Looking for a complete list of winners and nominees? The Grammy website has you covered – go here for the details.