Dixie Chicks Stun the Grammy Awards with Big Five

Dixie Chicks Stun the Grammy Awards with Big Five

The Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks stunned America at the Grammy Awards Sunday night by claiming five big prizes, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Just four years after the trio was ostracized for making anti-President George W. Bush comments onstage during a London concert, they were celebrated for hit song “Not Ready to Make Nice” and album Taking the Long Way.

In accepting the Best Song prize, newly brunette singer Natalie Maines–who made the infamous comments onstage in 2003–personally thanked her bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison for supporting her during the controversy.

She joked, “I told you I’d take you to the Grammys, stick with me.”

The 49th Grammys also served up a night to remember for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who claimed four top honors with wins for Best Rock Album and Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition Packaging for Stadium Arcadium and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Dani California.”

Meanwhile, American Idol winner-turned country sensation Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige claimed three awards apiece. It was a bittersweet night for Blige, who entered the Grammys leading the pack of nominees with eight nods.

Composer John Williams, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ludacris, jazz great Chick Corea and Gnarls Barkley were among the double Grammy winners.

The full winners list can be seen on the next page…

Record of the Year

“Not Ready to Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks

Album of the Year

Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks

Song of the Year

“Not Ready To Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks

Best Rock Album

Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best New Artist

Carrie Underwood

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“Waiting on the World to Change” – John Mayer

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“My Humps” – The Black Eyed Peas

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

“For Once in My Life” – Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

“Mornin'” – George Benson (& Al Jarreau)

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Fingerprints – Peter Frampton

Best Pop Vocal Album

Continuum – John Mayer

Best Dance Recording

“Sexy Back” – Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Confessions on a Dance Floor Madonna

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Duets: An American Classic – Tony Bennett

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

“Someday Baby” – Bob Dylan

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“Dani California” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Hard Rock Performance

“Woman” – Wolfmother

Best Metal Performance

“Eyes of the Insane” – Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

“The Wizard Turns On…” – The Flaming Lips

Best Rock Song

“Dani California” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Alternative Music Album

St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“Be Without You” – Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“Heaven” – John Legend

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

“Family Affair” – (Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone with Van Hunt

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

“God Bless the Child” – George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Jill Scott

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

“Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley

Best R&B Song

“Be Without You” – Mary J. Blige

Best R&B Album

The Breakthrough – Mary J. Blige

Best Contemporary R&B Album

B’Day Beyonce

Best Rap Solo Performance

“What You Know” – T.I.

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

“Ridin'” – Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“My Love” – Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.

Best Rap Song

“Money Maker” – Ludacris Featuring Pharrell

Best Rap Album

Release Therapy Ludacris

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

“Jesus, Take the Wheel” – Carrie Underwood

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

“The Reason Why” – Vince Gill

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“Not Ready to Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

Best Country Instrumental Performance

“Whiskey Before Breakfast” – Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson

Best Country Song

“Jesus, Take the Wheel” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album

Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks

Best Bluegrass Album

Instrumentals – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Best New Age Album

Amarantine – Enya

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

The Hidden Land – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Turned to Blue – Nancy Wilson

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Some Skunk Funk – Michael Brecker

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

The Ultimate Adventure – Chick Corea

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Some Skunk Funk – Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & Vince Mendoza

Best Latin Jazz Album

Simpatico – The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project

Best Gospel Performance

“Victory” – Yolanda Adams

Best Gospel Song

“Imagine Me” – Kirk Franklin

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

Turn Around – Jonny Lang

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Wherever You Are – Third Day

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Glory Train – Randy Travis

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Alive in South Africa – Israel & New Breed

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Hero – Kirk Franklin

Best Latin Pop Album

Limón y Sal – Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album

Amar Es Combatir – Mana

Best Tropical Latin Album

Directo Al Corazon – Gilberto Santa Rosa

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

Historias de Mi Tierra – Pepe Aguilar

Best Tejano Album

Sigue el Taconazo – Chente Barrera Y Taconazo

Best Norteno Album

Historias Que Contar – Los Tigres del Norte

Best Banda Album

Mas Alla del Sol – Joan Sebastian

Best Traditional Blues Album

Risin’ with the Blues – Ike Turner

Best Contemporary Blues Album

After the Rain – Irma Thomas

Best Traditional Folk Album

We Shall Overcome – The Seeger Sessions Bruce Springsteen

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album

Modern Times Bob Dylan

Best Native American Music Album

Dance with the Wind – Mary Youngblood

Best Hawaiian Music Album

Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Live from Maui – Various Artists

Best Reggae Album

Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley

Best Traditional World Music Album

Blessed – Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie – The Klezmatics

Best Polka Album

Polka in Paradise – Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra

Best Musical Album for Children

Catch That Train! – Dan Zanes and Friends

Best Spoken-Word Album for Children

Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs – Bill Harley

Best Spoken-Word Album

Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis – Jimmy Carter with Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Best Comedy Album

The Carnegie Hall Performance Lewis Black

Best Musical Show Album

Jersey Boys – Original Broadway Cast with Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, John Lloyd Young & Others

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album

Walk the Line – Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack Album

Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams

Best Song Written for Motion Picture/Television

“Our Town (from Cars)” – Randy Newman/James Taylor

Best Instrumental Composition

“A Prayer for Peace” – John Williams

Best Instrumental Arrangement

“Three Ghouls” – Chick Corea

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

“For Once in My Life” – Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder

Best Recording Package

10,000 Days – Tool

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Album Notes

If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It! – Fats Waller

Best Historical Album

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922 – Various Artists

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

At War with the Mystics – The Flaming Lips

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Rick Rubin

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

“Talk (Thin White Duke Mix)” – Coldplay

Best Surround-Sound Album

Morph the Cat – Donald Fagen

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Four Sea Interludes – Paavo Jarvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Producer of the Year, Classical

Elaine Martone

Best Classical Album

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – San Francisco Symphony

Best Orchestral Performance

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – San Francisco Symphony

Best Opera Recording

Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears – Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Best Choral Performance

Pärt: Da Pacem – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) – Cleveland Chamber Symphony

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)

Chopin: Nocturnes – Maurizio Pollini

Best Chamber Music Performance

Intimate Voices – Emerson String Quartet

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Padilla: Sun of Justice – Los Angeles Chamber Singers’ Cappella

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Rilke Songs – Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears – Osvaldo Golijov

Best Classical Crossover Album

Simple Gifts – London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra

Best Short-Form Music Video

“Here It Goes Again” – OK Go

Best Long-Form Music Video

Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

Lifetime Achievement Award

Booker T and the M.G.’s

The Doors

Grateful Dead

Maria Callas

Bob Wills

Ornette Coleman

MusiCares Person of the Year

Don Henley

Presidents Merit Award

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Trustees Award

Estelle Axton

Stephen Sondheim

Cosimo Matassa