Music’s Biggest Night made its Las Vegas debut on Sunday, as the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards returned to the stage with a live audience. The ceremony featured show-stopping performances from our distributed artists, graceful presentations from familiar faces, and heartfelt acceptance speeches. Congratulations to our distributed partners on 3 wins at this year’s GRAMMY Awards!
The Issacs (New Day/House of Isaacs) kicked off the pre-show with a collaboration of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Dance To The Music” alongside other nominees of the evening. The Issacs received a 2022 GRAMMY nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album.
Bassist, composer, and bandleader Christian McBride and his Big Band (Mack Avenue Records) was awarded Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver. The album was written in tribute to jazz musicians Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, and Oliver Nelson.
Progressive Metal group Dream Theater took home Best Metal Performance for “The Alien” (InsideOut Music). “They used to tell us our songs were way too long,” said John Petrucci during his acceptance speech. “We used weird time signatures and there were too many guitar solos. But we just won a GRAMMY… so I’m glad we didn’t listen!”
At the main telecast, Country music star Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment) practiced her hosting skills, ahead of her CMT Awards gig, by presenting the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album.
Best Rap Album-nominee Nas took to the stage, accompanied by a killer big band, to perform songs from his critically acclaimed album King’s Disease II (Mass Appeal Records).
Inspirational music collective Maverick City Music made their GRAMMY stage debut with a performance of “Jireh.” The Tribl Records’ group was nominated in two categories this year: Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Gospel Album. The collective was named a GRAMMY winner for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their collaborative album with Elevation Worship, Old Church Basement.
Find the full list of winners here and The Orchard distributed winners below.
Best Música Urbana Album
Bad Bunny – El Último Tour Del Mundo (Rimas Entertainment)
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Christian McBride Big Band – For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue Records)
Best Metal Performance
Dream Theater – “The Alien” (InsideOutMusic)