Grammy Pre-Show Live Blog: 2008

Country Winners

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)”

Best Bluegrass Album:
Jim Lauderdale, The Bluegrass Diaries

Best Country Song:
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, “Before He Cheats”

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:
Carrie Underwood, “Before He Cheats”

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
Brad Paisley, “Throttleneck”

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals:
Willie Nelson & Ray Price, “Lost Highway”

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Eagles, “How Long”

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:
Keith Urban, “Stupid Boy”

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, Salt of the Earth

Best Traditional Folk Album:
Levon Helm, Dirt Farmer

Best Contemporary Folk Album:
Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade

Best Short Form Music Video:
Johnny Cash, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”

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Pre-Show Winners, as announced:

6:43 Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson

6:42 Best Alternative Music Album: The White Stripes, Icky Thump

6:42 Best Rock Song: Bruce Springsteen, “Radio Nowhere”

6:41 Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Bruce Springsteen, “Once Upon a Time in the West”

6:39 Best Metal Performance: Final Six, “Slayer”

6:37 Best Hard Rock Performance: Foo Fighters, “The Pretender”

6:37 Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals: The White Stripes, “Icky Thump”

6:36 Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bruce Springsteen, “Radio Nowhere”

6:36 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Buble, Call Me Irresponsible

6:35 Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Chemical Brothers, We are the Night

6:34 Best Dance Recording: Justin Timberlake, “LoveStoned/I Think She Knows”

6:34 Best Comedy Album: Flight of the Concords, The Distant Future

6:32 Best Pop Vocal Album: Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

6:32 Best Pop Instrumental Album: Beastie Boys, The Mix-Up

6:31 Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Joni Mitchell, “One Week Last Summer”

6:30 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: Rober Plant & Alison Krauss, “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)”

6:30 Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals: Maroon 5, “Makes Me Wonder”

6:30 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around…Comes Around”

6:29 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”

6:27 Best Bluegrass Album: Jim Lauderdale, The Bluegrass Diaries

6:24 Best Country Song: Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, “Before He Cheats”

6:23 Best Country Instrumental Performance: Brad Paisley, “Throttleneck”

6:23 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: Willie Nelson & Ray Price, “Lost Highway”

6:22 Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals: Eagles, “How Long”

6:21 Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, “Stupid Boy”

6:18 Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Carrie Underwood, “Before He Cheats”

6:16 Best Contemporary Blues Album: JJ Cale & Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido

6:10 Best Traditional Blues Album: Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, Live in Dallas

6:09 Best Contemporary R&B Album: Ne-Yo, Because of You

6:08 Best R&B Album: Chaka Khan, Funk This

6:07 Best R&B Song: Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, “No One”

6:06 Best Urban/Alternative Peformance: Lupe Fiasco featuring Jill Scott, “Daydreamin'”

6:04 Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Gerald Levert, “In My Songs”

6:04 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Chaka Khan featuring Mary J. Blige, “Disrespectful”

6:03 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Prince, “Future Baby Mama”

6:02 Best Latin Jazz Album: Paquito D’Rivera Quintet, Funk Tango

6:00 Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Terence Blanchard, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina)

5:59 Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Michael Brecker, Pilgrimage

5:58 Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Michael Brecker, “Anagram”

5:55 Best Jazz Vocal Album: Patti Austin, Avant Gershwin

5:53 Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Herbie Hancock, River: The Joni Letters

5:51 Best New Age Album: Paul Winter Consort, Crestone

5:49 Best Rap Song: Aldrin Davis, Mike Dean, Faheem Najm & Kanye West, “Good Life”
5:48 Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Common featuring Kanye West , “Southside”

5:48 Best Rap Solo Performance: Kanye West, “Stronger”

5:47 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Fred Hammond, Free to Worship

5:46 Best Traditional Gospel Album: The Clark Sisters, Live: One Last Time

5:44 Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, Salt of the Earth

5:42 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Israel & New Breed, A Deeper Level

5:40 Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Ashley Cleveland, Before the Daylight’s Shot

5:38 Best Gospel Song: Karen Clark-Sheard, “Blessed & Highly Favored”

5: 36 Best Gospel Performance: TIE: The Clark Sisters, “Blessed & Highly Favored”; Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (with Harlem Boys Choir), “Never Gonna Break My Faith”

5:35 Best Polka Album: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Come Share the Wine

5:33 There’s a performance going on.

5:23 Best Contemporary World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Djin Djin

5:22 Best Traditional World Music Album: Soweto Gospel Choir, African Spirit

5:21 Best Reggae Album: Stephen Marley, Mind Control

5:16 Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

5:15 Best Hawaiian Album: Various Artists, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

5:14 Best Native American Album: Johnny Whitehorse

5:13 Best Contemporary Folk Album: Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade

5:11 Best Banda Album: El Chapo

5:10 Best Norteno Album: Los Rieleros Del Norte, Ven Y Dime

5:10 Best Tejano Album: Little Joe & La Familia, Before the Next Teardrop Falls

5:09 Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album: Pepe Aguialar, 100% Mexicano

5:08 Best Tropical Latin Album: Juan Luis Guerra, La Llave De Mi Corazon

5:07 Best Latin Urban Album: Calle 13, Residente A Visitante

5:05 Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album: No Hay Espacio, Black: Guayaba

5:04 Best Latin Pop Album: Alejandro Sanz, El Tren De Los Momentos

5:02 Best Classical Crossover Album: Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme

5:01 Best Classical Contemporary Composition: Joan Tower, “Made in America”

5:00 Best Classical Vocal Performance: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

4:59 Best Chamber Music Performance: Eighth Blackbird, Strange Imaginary Animals

4:58 Best Instrumental Peformance without Orchestra: Garrick Ohison

4:57 Best Instrumental Peformance with Orchestra: Roza Violinist Concerto No. 4

4:56 Best Choral Peformance: Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

4:55 Best Opera Recording: Humperdink: Hansel & Gretel

4:54 Best Orchestral Performance: Tower: Made in America

4:53 Best Classical Album: Tower: Made in America

4:52 Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Newton

4:50 Best Engineered Album, Classical: John Newton, Grechaninov: Passion Week

4:49 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): John Clayton, “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” (Queen Latifah)

4:48 Best Instrumental Arrangement: Vince Mendoza, “In a Silent Way”

4:46 Best Instrumental Composition: Maria Schneider, “Cerulean Skies”

4:45 Best Song Written For TV/Film/Media: Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, “Love You I Do” (Dreamgirls)

4:44 Best Score Soundtrack Recording: Ratatouille

4:41 Musical Show Album: Spring Awakening

4:40 Best Spoken Word Album: Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

4:39 Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Jim Dale, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

4:38 Best Musical Album for Children: The Muppets, Green & Red Christmas

4:36 Best Surround Sound Album: The Beatles, Love

4:35 Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Benny Benassi, “Bring the Noise”

4:33 Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Suzanne Vega, Beauty & Crime

4:31 Best Historical Album: The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance

4:29 Best Boxed or Special Edition Package: Various Artists, What it is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves

4:27 Best Recording Package: Bright Eyes, Cassadaga

4:24 Best Long Form Music Video: Madonna, The Confessions Tour

4:23 Best Short Form Music Video: Johnny Cash, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”

4:21 100 Grammy Awards to be announced in the next two hours.

4:18 First co-hosts are Patti Austin & Peter Frampton.

4:16 Jimmy Jam giving a nice (long) intro speech.

4:12 Ledisi is performing. Yes, even in the pre-telecast, you have to wade through performances to get to the actual awards.

4:08 Awards starting soon.

3:57 Pre-Show Telecast beginning soon. Stay tuned for winners in all categories as they are announced.

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  1. Paul W DennisNo Gravatar

    I think it was a given that Hancock would get the Contempoary Jazz album prize. Now let’s see if he takes the big prize

  2. very cool so far thanks for doing this kevin!

  3. LynnNo Gravatar

    Kevin, were you watching the broadcast on Grammy.com? Did any of the country performers/winners show up to accept their award? I only caught the last 20 or so awards and it surprised me that only 2 people (Foo Fighters and Mark Ronson) showed up to accept. Just wondering…

  4. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs & The Whites and Jim Lauderdale were present to accept their awards, as were the songwriters of “Before He Cheats.”

  5. Can I just say how it feels so weird to see Slayer winning a Grammy.