Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2007)–The 49th Annual Grammy Awards aired last night on CBS, and the Dixie Chicks stole the show, winning five Grammys including “Record of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” The Police kicked off the program, which included live performances by the Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley; medleys by Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend and John Mayer; Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts (in tribute to Bob Wills and The Eagles); and much more. Rick Rubin won “Producer of the Year,” and Dave Fridmann won for “Best Engineered Album” for The Flaming Lips’ At War With The Mystics.
Rubin’s “Producer of the Year” Grammy recognizes his work with the Dixie Chicks, having produced their Grammy-winning album, Taking The Long Way, the “Album of the Year”-nominated Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers, American V: A Hundred Highways and God’s Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash; and 12 Songs by Neil Diamond. Rubin was also a producer on Justin Timberlake’s “Album of the Year”-nominated Future Sexy/Love Sounds.
The Flaming Lips & Dave Fridmann both win for “Best Engineered Album” for At War With The Mystics. Meanwhile, engineers recognized for Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice” and Taking The Long Waywere Richard Dodd, Jim Scott and Chris Testa; Dodd mastered the album.
Winner in the “Best Surround Sound Album” category was Donald Fagen’s Morph The Cat–Elliot Scheiner was surround mix engineer and Darcy Proper was surround mastering engineer, with Fagen serving as “surround producer.” And the “Best Remixed Recording” Grammy went to “Talk (Thin White Duke Mix),” Jacques Lu Cont’s remix of the Coldplay single, “Talk.”
For a complete list of Grammy winners, visit www.grammy.com/Grammy_Awards/49th_show/list.aspx.
The Recording Academy/Grammy