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Eleven Texas Recording Artists Receive GRAMMY® Awards

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 9, 2015 - 10:48pm EST

AUSTIN – The 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast on Sunday evening, featured 11 recording artists, born-or-based in Texas, receiving 13 GRAMMY awards. In addition to receiving awards, Texans Beyoncé and Miranda Lambert were among the 23 live performers on the show. 

“I extend my sincere congratulations to these talented artists who have been recognized at the recording industry’s highest level,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas’ rich tradition of producing and nurturing exceptional achievements in the music industry is something we can all be proud of.”

The GRAMMY is the recording industry's most prestigious award, and is presented annually by The Recording Academy (and co-produced by Austinite and Austin City Limits’ television show producer, Terry Lickona). The awards were for recordings released during the eligibility year September 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. For more information on Texas’ GRAMMY-winning artists, please click here. For additional information concerning Texas musical artists, please see the Texas Music Office’s Talent register, or contact the Texas Music Office. 

Texas 57th Annual GRAMMY® Award Winners:
• Beyoncé (Houston)
Best R&B Performance for Drunk In Love (featuring Jay Z)
Best R&B Song for Drunk In Love
Best Surround Sound Album for Beyoncé

• Miranda Lambert (Lindale)
Best Country Album for Platinum 

• St. Vincent (Dallas)
Best Alternative Music Album for St. Vincent 

• Johnny Winter (Beaumont)
Best Blues Album for Step Back 

• Dean Blackwood (Austin) 
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) (with Susan Archie & Jack White) 

• Robert Glasper Experiment (Houston)
Best Traditional R&B Performance for Jesus Children (featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner)

• Craig Hella Johnson, conductor Conspirare (Austin) 
Best Choral Performance for The Sacred Spirit of Russia 

• Lecrae (Houston) 
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Messengers (Featuring For King & Country)

• Aaron W. Lindsey (Houston) 
Best Gospel Performance/Song for No Greater Love (with Smokie Norful)

• Pentatonix (Arlington) 
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for Daft Punk

• Flaco Jimenez (San Antonio)
Lifetime Achievement Award