Sturr, Simien, Tigres Win Grammys

Okay, I promise this will be the last Grammy post (at least until next year). No big surprises, but here’s a quick rundown of the accordion-related winners from tonight’s ceremony:

  • Best Polka Album: Come Share the Wine by Jimmy Sturr
    Surprise, surprise. This gives Sturr 17 wins in the 23 years that the polka category has existed. Maybe the Grammys need a system like some county fairs I know, where if you win for several years in a row, you’re taken off the ballot and given permanent “hall of fame” status.
  • Best Zydeco or Cajun Album: Live! Worldwide by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
    It’s fitting that the person who campaigned for this category’s creation would win its first-ever award. There were a lot of deserving albums nominated, though, and I’m sorry I didn’t finish my Cajun/Zydeco Grammy preview in time. (I’ll explain why very soon!)
  • Best Norteño Album: Detalles Y Emociones by Los Tigres del Norte
    Already recipients of a lifetime achievement award at the Latin Grammys, the Norteño legends collect this particular award for the second year in a row.

Check the full list of winners and let me know if there’s anyone (carrying an accordion) I missed.

1 Comment:

  1. Great web site by the way.

    As for the Polka grammy, Jimmy Sturr should be left off the ballot, with all do respect to Mr. Sturr and his fine work, there are allot of bands out there who should get more consideration like Bob Kravos, Steve Meisner, and even Walter Osniak even though he has won it a few times. Cleveland style artists should get way more consideration, I am sure the great late Frankie Yankovic would agree.