Randy Travis wins a Grammy

It looks like Randy Travis won the Grammy Award for best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel album. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] I don’t think any of us really expected Kenny Bishop or the Gaither Vocal Band to win, though we might have hoped for it.

The award isn’t strictly a Southern Gospel award, since it covers Country and Bluegrass Gospel as well. I think Travis’s album could well be said to be legitimate Country Gospel, so we have no business complaining about the intelligence of the Grammy voters. However, of course, the fact does remain that winning a Grammy Award is relatively irrelevant in this genre, since most of the people who vote on these awards have no clue about the scope, breadth, or leading artists in our genre.

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