Miranda Lambert has just picked up a golden statue for Best Country Album. Way to go — big country boot stomps and hollers!
Entertainment isn't just a young folks game. Madonna, Annie Lennox, AC/DC, Herbie Hancock and ELO are proving that with stellar showings tonight.
Let's give it up for the ladies over 50: Madonna and Annie Lennox, holy wow.
… yet the lanky young Hozier seems unintimidated, which makes sense because maybe he was born to do this. He, too, seems like a natural. Such a pair of greats onstage.
She has always been fearless, it seems. Bold and fearless. And riddled, just stuffed, with talent.
Annie Lennox and Hozier have turned the Staples Center to the Tabernacle. #TakeUsToChuuuuurch
What these two powerhouses are displaying is a reverence for gospel and blues. They are actually owning gospel and blues. Amazing.
Lennox is a four-time GRAMMY winner. A four-time GRAMMY winner who could sing just about anything and make it sound good.
Quickie Hozier fact-sheet: His full name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne, and he’s 24. His debut solo album has only been out since October, but already he’s a household name practically around the world.
This is no lightweight number. It’s about religion, love, death, sexuality. Big nuggets of profundity. But it goes down so easily here onstage, with the great Annie Lennox, who is no stranger to big ideas herself.
Hozier bringing Anne Lennox to the stage? Oh, take us to church!
and now the iconic Scottish chanteuse. Such a pairing.
Any doubts he's a great live performer, GRAMMY fans? No way.
This is the song that’s earned Hozier his billions of fans: “Take Me To Church.” Here’s a word to describe it: powerful.
Here he is, everybody — the rocking Irish newcomer.
We are coming into another great flurry of performances. Just after Hozier and Annie Lennox, we have Pharrell. Who’s prepared to admit hat envy, should he turn up sporting another exceptional piece of headgear?
FYI: Hozier, who's nominated for Song Of The Year for this song, was born in Bray County, Wicklow, Ireland. Other Irish songwriters who have been nominated for this top GRAMMY include Gilbert O'Sullivan and U2.
More Jeff Lynne: the Brit, after ELO, was later a co-founder and member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys, which also included George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Some of those names sound familiar?
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Can we talk more about Paul McCartney shrinking from the camera during Jeff Lynne's performance? Loved that!