The Weavers may have disbanded over 50 years ago, but their influence is still strongly felt today. Tom Hanks announced the Weavers' Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and Weavers Fred Hellerman and Ronnie Gilbert were met with a standing ovation.
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Lonely Runs Both Ways
Krauss & company came into the Grammys this year with a half-dozen nominations. They managed to take home three of those trophies: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, Best Country Instrumental Performance, and Best Country Album.
Bruce Springsteen - "Devils & Dust"
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Not only did Bruce make one of the best performances of the night, he also took home an award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for this song from his 2005 CD by the same name.
Kanye West - Late Registration
West was one of the more controversial hip-hop artists last year, but also one of the most articulate and prolific. His Late Registration CD picked up several nominations, and won West three awards, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song for "Diamonds From Sierra Leone," and Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gold Digger."