Linda Ronstadt & John Prine Among 2021 Grammy Winners

Linda Ronstadt & John Prine Among 2021 Grammy Winners

linda ronstadt, john prine
L: Linda Ronstadt  (Photo by Kirk West/Getty Images). R: John Prine (Photo by Mark Junge/Getty Images).

The 63rd Grammy Awards were a little bit different this year, hosted in a virtual format for the first time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Originally scheduled for January 31, the ceremony was postponed to Sunday night (March 14) in Los Angeles, without the usual audience of thousands. 

Among this year’s early winners was late country star, John Prine who sadly died following a battle with coronavirus in April last year. The singer earned two Grammy Awards, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for his song “I Remember Everything,” which released two months after his passing, bringing his career total to five Grammy’s.  

John Prine | “I Remember Everything”

Another icon to be recognized was Linda Ronstadt, who scored the Best Music Film award for Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – a documentary biopic exploring her early career and epic rise with restored performance footage and high profile interviews, including Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt and others.  This win makes it Linda’s 12th Grammy in total.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice [Official Trailer]

Other legends to receive a nod were James Taylor and Eagles member, Vince Gill. Taylor took home the sixth Grammy of his career, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his American Standard LP; while Gill was awarded the Best Country Solo Performance Grammy for his Okie LP, bringing his career total to a massive 22 Grammys.

Well deserved wins for these legends of music! 

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