Bug Music Wins Big At Grammys

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John Rudolph, Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett and David Hirshland pose for a photo at the Bug Music Pre-Grammy party.

Bug Music Publishing cleaned house at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, taking home 15 awards out of a total 65 nominations. Nashville rockers Kings of Leon nabbed three Grammy awards, including Record of the Year for the song “Use Somebody.” Prior to the ceremony, Bug Music held a party at which they honored Booker T. Jones as their 2009 Legacy Songwriter, and Bela Fleck as the 2009 Songwriter of the Year.

“It was an incredible day celebrating music’s highest honors with all our nominees and winners,” David Hirshland, President of Bug Music, said in a statement. “Not only did the day recognize the talents and successes of our writers, but certainly demonstrated the breadth and depth of the Bug Music catalog.”

Complete list of Bug Music’s 52nd Annual Grammy Award winners:

• Record of the Year – Kings of Leon “Only By The Night”

• Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals – Kings of Leon “Use Somebody”

• Best Rock Song – Kings of Leon “Use Somebody”

• Best Pop Instrumental Performance – Bela Fleck “Throw Down Your Heart”

• Best Pop Instrumental Album – Booker T. Jones “Potato Hole”

• Best Traditional Blues Album – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott “A Stranger Here”

• Best Traditional Folk Album – Loudon Wainwright III “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project”

• Best Contemporary Folk Album – Steve Earle “Townes” (all songs by Bug writer Townes Van Zandt)

• Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album – Buckwheat Zydeco “Lay Your Burden Down”

• Best Contemporary World Music Album – Bela Fleck “Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions”

Grammy Award winning albums featuring Bug Music songs:

• Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Michael Buble “Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden”

• Best Americana Album – Levon Helm “Electric Dirt”

• Best Bluegrass Album – Steve Martin “The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo”

• Best Contemporary Blues Album – The Derek Trucks Band “Already Free”

• Best Historical Album – “The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)”

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