Correction: 12 Acts Born-or-Based in Texas Receive 15 Grammy Awards

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In the prior release, we mistaken left out Houston's Robert Glasper who received a Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Grammy - along with actor/director Don Cheadle - as compilation producers for "Miles Ahead" featuring Miles Davis & various artists.

This brings the total to...

12 Acts Born-or-Based in Texas Receive 15 Grammy Awards

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network broadcast the show live last night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

For recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

For a complete list of award winners, please see:

Willie Nelson (Austin)
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Snarky Puppy (Denton)
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Culcha Vulcha

Solange (Houston)
Best R&B Performance for Cranes In The Sky

Beyoncé (Houston)
Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade
Best Music Video for Formation

Maren Morris (Arlington) 
Best Country Solo Performance for My Church

Pentatonix (Arlington)
Best Country Duo Group Performance for Jolene (with Dolly Parton)

Kirk Franklin (Fort Worth)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Tamela Mann)
Best Gospel Album for Losing My Religion

Sarah Jarosz (Wimberley)
Best American Roots Performance for House Of Mercy
Best Folk Album for Undercurrent

Zuill Bailey (El Paso)
Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway (with the Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor)

Carol Burnett (San Antonio)
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) for In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Tamela Mann (Mansfield)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Kirk Franklin)

Robert Glasper (Houston)
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Miles Ahead (with Don Cheadle)

Shadow Of Sirius by Jerry F. Junkin & The University Of Texas Wind Ensemble was included in David Frost’s win for  Producer Of The Year, Classical.

For information about the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy, please visit

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