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Published: 2009/02/09

Mickey Hart, The Flecktones, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Win Big at the Grammys

Last night, the 51st annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles. A number of artists regularly profiled on the site were honored throughout the night, including Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, who took home awards in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals categories. Likewise, Bela Fleck—-who has won awards in more categories than any artist in Grammys history—-continued his winning streak with a Best Pop Instrumental Album nod for the Flecktones Jingle All The Way, while Mickey Hart—-who received the first World Music Grammy in the early 1990s—-was awarded Best Contemporary World Music Album for the Global Drum Projects most recent release.
Other familiar faces that walked home winners included: Kings Of Leon (Best Rock Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals), The Mars Volta (Best Hard Rock Performance), Zappa Plays Zappa (Best Rock Instrumental Performance), Chick Corea & Gary Burton (Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group), The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Best Traditional Gospel Album), B.B. King (Best Traditional Blues Album), Dr. John And The Lower 911 (Best Contemporary Blues Album), Pete Seeger (Best Traditional Folk Album) and Burning Spear (Best Reggae Album). Also of note, MGMT, whose roots trace back to the Tennessee jamband Accidental Mersh, received a nod when Justice won the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for a remix of their hit Electric Feel.

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