The Dixie Chicks earned three Grammy awards on Sunday night (Feb. 23), losing their fourth nomination -- album of the year -- to the evening's big winner, Norah Jones.
Immediately after performing "Landslide,"
the Chicks and their co-producer Lloyd Maines collected a Grammy for best country album for Home.
have to say, we keep getting asked this ridiculous question of, 'Does this ever get old?' No, this never gets old, and we
are so attached to this album and really proud of it," said Natalie Maines in her acceptance speech. "It's our first co-producing
effort, and we did it with our dad, Lloyd Maines. I want to check the record books to see how many fathers and daughters have
won Grammys together. We're very excited."
Martie Maguire added, "I'm so glad that we kissed and made up with Sony
because they've done wonderful, wonderful things with this record -- a record that's acoustic and not very mainstream and
yet is winning Grammys and topping the charts."
"Being a producer with these girls, they can make any producer look
really smart," Lloyd Maines said.
The Chicks also picked up best country performance by a duo or group with vocal
for "Long Time Gone" as well as best country instrumental performance for "Lil' Jack Slade."
Early in the broadcast,
Faith Hill sang "Cry" although she had accepted her award for best female country vocal
performance for that song earlier in the night. Tim McGraw accompanied her to the ceremony
which was held in New York City for the first time in five years.
Notably, two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame will now have to make more room on the mantle. Johnny
Cash won the best male country vocal performance for "Give My Love to Rose," and Willie
Nelson earned the best country collaboration with vocals for "Mendocino County Line," a duet with Lee Ann Womack.
Alan Jackson collected the Grammy for best
country song, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys picked up the best bluegrass album award for Lost in the Lonesome Pines.
Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow won Grammys for best rock performances. Springsteen collected two additional trophies for best
rock song ("The Rising") and best rock album (The Rising.) Crow joined Kid Rock
to sing "You're an Original" from her album C'mon, C'mon.
Jones, a jazz-influenced chanteuse, walked away with five major Grammys: record of the year, album of the year, best new artist,
best female pop vocal performance and best pop vocal album. Jesse Harris earned song of the year for writing Jones' "Don't
Know Why." Her album Come Away With Me also captured the best engineered album, non-classical, as well as producer
of the year for Arif Martin.
Country-related Grammy winners:
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"Cry," Faith Hill
Country Vocal Performance
"Give My Love to Rose," Johnny Cash
Best Country Performance
by a Duo or Group With Vocal
"Long Time Gone," Dixie Chicks
Best Country Collaboration
"Mendocino Country Line," Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack
"Lil' Jack Slade," Dixie Chicks
Best Country Song
Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson
Best Country Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Lost in the Lonesome Pines, Jim Lauderdale,
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Best Traditional Folk Album
Doc Watson and David Holt
Best Contemporary Folk Album
This Side, Nickel Creek
Best Native American Music Album
the Raven Moon, Mary Youngblood
Best Musical Album for Children
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Home, Kevin Reagan, art director (Dixie Chicks)