Grammy Tidbits

By winning best country song for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson earned his first Grammy award. … Nickel Creek (This Side) beat out heavyweights Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, the Chieftains and Patty Griffin for best contemporary folk album, the trio’s first Grammy win. … Harlan Howard, Waylon Jennings and Jim McReynolds were saluted in a video montage of artists who have died since the 2002 broadcast. Johnny Paycheck, who died less than a week ago, was noticeably missing from the clip. … Though they won three Grammys and performed during the telecast, the Dixie Chicks likely won’t appear at the Academy of Country Music awards on May 21 in Las Vegas. They’re scheduled to play their home turf of Austin, Texas, that night. 02/24/03