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49th Grammy Awards, Feb 2007: The Dixie Chicks bags album of the year Grammy Award

Grammy Awards 2007: Taking the Long Way bags Grammy Album of the Year, Best COuntry Album award for Dixie Chicks!

February 15, 2006

The 49th Grammy was held on February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Dixie Chicks bagged all of their 5 categories for which they were nominated, which included album of the year.[Taking the long way].The all-female country music threesome are the second highest-selling female group, first being Destiny's Child. The Dixie Chicks got into controversy when the lead vocalist Natalie Maines, criticized the President of the United States George W. Bush on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq which in turn cost them many people to boycott their performances.

At the 49th Grammy in 2007, they outshined fellow musicians like Pop sensations: James Blunt, Justin Timberlake & John Mayer and hard rocking Red Hot Chili Peppers to win all five categories which they were

Nominated for:

2007: Album of the Year - Taking the Long Way

2007: Song of the Year - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

2007: Record of the Year - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

2007: Best Country Album - Taking the Long Way

2007: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

Mary J. Blige came out 2nd best with 3 Grammy's for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals ,Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song - Be without you.

Carrie Underwood, who won the fourth season of American Idol, won herself 3 awards which included Best New Artist, Best Country Song & Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel".

Christina Aguilera won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Ain't No Other Man just scraping through likes of KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crow & Pink. The Best Male Pop Vocal Performance & Best Pop Vocal Album

went to Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer with healthy competition with the likes of James Blunt,John Legend & Daniel Powter.

Madonna the queen of Pop & took home one out of the three nomination which included Best Electronic/Dance Album .On the other hand Justin Timberlake won 2 Grammies for Best Dance Recording & Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

The highlight of the show was the reunion of the band Police after 23 years of formation. The 49th Grammy started with a band with The Police performing their hit single "Roxanne" as sting screamed out to the crowd "Ladies and gentlemen, we are the Police and we're back,".

All in all the 49th Grammy Awards belonged to the chicks from Dallas, Texas "The Dixie Chicks”.






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