Bingham wins a Grammy, set for Bonnaroo

Posted by · 10:37 am · February 15th, 2011

I didn’t see the Grammys this weekend.  In fact, I tend to avoid them like the plague.  But it was nevertheless an impressive slate of winners, so that’s a unique start.

In any case, it’s worth pointing out that Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett’s “The Weary Kind” wrapped up a long awards march by taking the award for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media.  So add that to a list of accolades that includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Critic’s Choice Movie Award, and the Americana Music Association “Song of the Year” honor.  A great ride indeed.

“It’s incredible,” Bingham said to press backstage at the Grammys. “It’s been a hell of a ride. All this stuff flies by so fast and happens so quick. Afterward you look back on it, let it soak in, and see what it’s all about.”

He’s got it all figured out.  Meanwhile, Bingham and his band The Dead Horses will join fellow 2010 Grammy winners Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Eminem at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which announced its lineup today.

(Also worth noting: John Legend & The Roots won the Best R&B Song award for a different take on the track “Shine,” which of course was featured in “Waiting for Superman” this year. Additionally Randy Newman won his fifth Grammy, for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for “Toy Story 3.”)

[Photo: Associated Press]

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  • 1 2-15-2011 at 11:25 am

    Estefan said...

    No mention of Randy Newman also winning a Grammy for the Toy Story 3 soundtrack?*

    *The only category I actually care about, fyi. To be honest, two of the arts industries I pay the least amount of attention to are fashion and music.

  • 2 2-15-2011 at 11:27 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I missed that one. There are so many awards! I’ll note it now, though.

  • 3 2-15-2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hans said...

    Bingham and Newman now have the OT in EGOT.

  • 4 2-15-2011 at 2:39 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    You mean GO, right?

  • 5 2-15-2011 at 5:24 pm

    Authorized said...

    I’m looking forward to the T Bone produced Jeff Bridges Album.

  • 6 2-15-2011 at 5:57 pm

    Andrej said...

    I checked out Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. It’s very nice, though the first half’s a bit samey. Maybe on replays it’ll get better.

    Regardless, given that it was against the far more popular acts of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum… Arcade Fire was a very bold pick. Good for them. ☺

  • 7 2-15-2011 at 8:38 pm

    The Other Ryan said...

    Ecstatic for both Arcade Fire (especially) and Bingham and can’t wait to see them both at Bonnaroo this year.

  • 8 2-15-2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hans said...

    Oh WOW. Yep, that’s what an all-nighter will do to you, folks.

  • 9 2-16-2011 at 6:17 am

    red_wine said...

    Newman winning Best Score (over Inception, Alice In Wonderland, Avatar & Sherlock Holmes) just goes to shows that Newman ditched a probably gimme nomination for Toy Story 3 that would have increased its tally from 5 to 6.