Carnie's Comments


It's an annual event to celebrate the best of the best in music. The 66th annual Grammy Awards were last night in Los Angeles and the evening produced a distinct Canadian flavour!

Canada's Allison Russell, who was born in Montreal, won in the "Best American Roots Performance" category for a song called "Eve Was Black".

Celine Dion made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards. She announced Taylor Swift as the winner of "Album of the Year".

She took to the stage as her ballad "The Power of Love" played during the final minutes of the show. It was a rare public appearance since she announced more than a year ago that she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune and neurological disorder.

Celine got a standing ovation.

And, perhaps most remarkable, was 80-year-old Joni Mitchell taking to the stage - not only to sing but to accept her 10th Grammy for "Best Folk Album" for her work on "Joni Mitchell Live at Newport".

Mitchell was born in Alberta and did some growing up in Maidstone, North Battleford and Saskatoon.

If someone had told her back then that she'd be winning a 10th Grammy at the age of 80 in 2024, I'll bet she'd have said "OK" to that.