Music to Our Ears

Texans (natives or onetime residents) have quite an impressive record when it comes to the Grammy awards. Most years we’ve practically dominated—big surprise—the country music category, but we chalked up our share of wins in other classes too. Here’s the score:

Total number of Grammys awarded to Texans from 1958 to 1997: 141.

Texans with the most wins:
Roger Miller (12);
Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Stevie Ray Vaughan (6);
Christopher Cross, B. J. Thomas (5);
Lyle Lovett (4);
Vikki Carr, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Jimmie Vaughan (3).

Genres with the most Texas winners:
country (49);
gospel (15);
blues (13);
rock (12);
latin (10);
pop (5);
R&B (5);
classical (3);
classical (3);
jazz (3);
folk (2).
Guess who’s never won one? ZZ Top.

Category with the most Texas winners:
Best Male Country Vocal Performance (12).

Years with the most Texas wins:
1980 (10);
1996 (8);
1997 (8).

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