And the award goes to…

The Grammy Awards last night were very good for Alison Krauss & Union Station, who took three awards.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal – Restless

Best Country Instrumental Performance – Unionhouse Branch

Best Country Album – Lonely Runs Both Ways

The Del McCoury Band won Best Bluegrass Album for The Company We Keep, and Tim O’Brien won Best Traditional Folk Album for Fiddler’s Green.

Congratulations to them all, and to the other bluegrass acts who were nominated: Blue Highway, Cherryholmes, The Grascals, and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. We hope you all had a blast in LA!

UPDATE: Ricky Skaggs also picked up a Grammy last night for his participation on Songs From the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers, which won for Best Musical Album for???Children. Ricky recut Let’s Think of Something to Do While We’re Waiting, one of 12 Rogers compositions covered by popular artists for this tribute project.

“Doing the Mister Rogers???album was such a labor of love. Mister Rogers was in my home daily because of my kids. As a matter of fact, my 21-year-old daughter Molly helped me pick the song “Lets Think Of Something To Do” for this project, so it makes it all the more special.”

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.