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CALIFORNIAROCKER.COM — James Taylor and veteran songwriters win big at 63rd annual Grammy award


Veteran songwriters took the spotlight at the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday as James Taylor, Chick Corea and Dolly Parton were among the big winners of the night.

In a virtual year when gatherings have been limited because of the pandemic, award-nominated and winning artists were scattered around the world at awards time. Taylor, who won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for American Standard was on a ski lift and made his acceptance speech on social media from a moving chair.

“Well we just got the news and what an embarrassment of riches to be here in the mountains skiing and just getting the news that we got a GRAMMY for American Standard,” Taylor said. “I’m tickled pink and very grateful.”

American Standard by Taylor won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album edging Blue Umbrella by Burt Bachrach and Daniel Tashian; True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter by Harry Connick, Jr.; Unfollow The Rules by Rufus Wainwright and Judy by Renee Zellweger.