07 December 2007

Mama ran off with a Grammy

The Drive-By Truckers have been nominated for a Grammy. Well, sort of.

Soul singer extraordinaire Bettye LaVette's newest release, "Scene of the Crime" has just been nominated, for best contemporary blues record, per LaVette's publicist. And the Truckers were the backup band on that record, which was recorded in the Muscle Shoals studio of singer Patterson Hood's father.

Anyway, as big a fan of the DBT as I am, LaVette also rocks my world. "I've Got My Own Hell to Raise" was one of the best records I heard in 2006 (though it was out in '05), and I knew things would only get better when the Truckers were backing her up. Congrats, everyone.

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