2024 GRAMMY NODS
Laurie Anderson: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Last Saturday Laurie Anderson was named one of the Recording Academy’s 2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards honorees. The award was presented to Anderson and her fellow honorees—Gladys Knight, the Clark Sisters, N.W.A., and, posthumously, Donna Summer and Tammy Wynette.
Anderson has been nominated for six Grammy awards throughout her recording career and received the Grammy for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance for her 2018 Nonesuch album Landfall in collaboration with Kronos Quartet. She’s performing her new show – featuring some of her classic songs, “Let X = X,” with Sexmob on Friday, March 22 at Big Ears. We’re also screening her films Home of the Brave and Heart of A Dog and then…well, stay tuned on that.
Edgar Meyer: Best Global Music Performance and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Last Sunday Edgar Meyer was honored with two Grammys—for Best Global Music Performance and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album—through his collaboration with Bela Fleck and Zakir Hussain, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia. He was also nominated for Best Instrumental Composition. The latest awards bring Meyer’s Grammy total to sevens wins and 13 total nominations. Edgar Meyer performs with both Christian McBride on Friday, March 22, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 24 at Big Ears Festival.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Best Bluegrass Album
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway won the Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album for ‘City of Gold’ last Sunday. This is their second win in that category, following last year’s win in the same category for their debut album, ‘Crooked Tree’. Produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas, ‘City of Gold’ was inspired by Tuttle’s near constant touring with Golden Highway and their growth together as musicians and performers, cohering as a band. We are excited to have Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway join us on Friday, March 22 at Big Ears Festival!