Georgia Talents Take Home Grammy Awards
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Georgia Talents Take Home Grammy Awards

While London’s Sam Smith was the biggest winner, and Beck took home the Album of the Year trophy, Georgia artists received numerous Grammy Awards at the Feb. 8th ceremonies at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and nearby Convention Center.

“Messengers” by Christian hip-hopper Lecrae won for Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song, and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee Toni Braxton’s collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce, won the Best R&B Album.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and more specifically engineer Michael Bishop, won for Best Engineered Classical Album for their recording of Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Symphony #4 and The Lark Ascending.

Meanwhile, in non-performing categories, graphic designer Susan Archie, along with co-art directors Dean Blackwood and Jack White, won the Best Boxed Set or Limited Edition Package award for their design work on The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27). And mastering engineer Michael Graves, along with compilation producers Colin Escott and Cheryl Pawelski, were triumphant in the Best Historical Album category for their work on The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, an album of unearthed Hank Williams radio show recordings.

Photo: Lecrae, along with producers Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny and singer Joel Smallbone of King & Country, accepts the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song onstage at the Premiere Ceremony during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

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