It was a starry night for the Lone Star State at the Grammys, with several acts with Texas roots going home winners.
Houston’s Beyonce was a multiple winner, acknowledged in the categories for R&B song (Drunk in Love), R&B performance (Drunk in Love) and “surround-sound” album (Beyoncé).
Lindale’s Miranda Lambert took best country album for Platinum, while Arlington-born a cappella group Pentatonix walked away with arrangement, instrumental or a cappella (Daft Punk).
“This is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to us,” said Pentatonix member and Arlington native Scott Hoying while accepting the award, before the televised portion of the program. “We recorded this in a bedroom closet, filmed it in the kitchen, and now we’re winning a Grammy. It just goes to show that anything is possible.” (Check out last week’s profile of Pentatonix by our Robert Philpot.)
Dallas’ St. Vincent (Annie Clark) was honored for alternative album (St. Vincent), and as Clark is touring Europe, presenter Rosanne Cash accepted the prize on Clark’s behalf. “Wow!!!” Clark tweeted, “Thank you, everyone! Love.”
Houston-born rapper Lecrae, who also has lived in North Texas, won for contemporary Christian music performance/song (Messengers).
The late Beaumont-born guitarist Johnny Winter was honored for best blues album (Step Back).
To add icing on the Texas cake, North Texans Symbolyc One and Sarah Jaffe appear on Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2, which won for rap album, and longtime DFW radio personality/record collector George Gimarc contributed to the set that won for historical album, The Garden Spot Programs 1950, a Hank Williams collection.