With the GRAMMY Awards only weeks away, we asked some of our favorite artists to make playlists of their favorite GRAMMY-winning songs from years past.
Country star, Voice coach, and social media funnyguy Blake Shelton created a list that does a smart job of blending country's exciting present and its historic past, with a cool selection of pop and soul songs included to round out the mix. It's a sort of cross-genre thinking that feels similar to the influences behind Blake's brand-new, pop-savvy single "Sure Be Cool If You Did."
All the artists on Blake's playlist are past GRAMMY winners. And from legends like Merle Haggard, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Willie Nelson on to Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert (who happens to be Blake's wife), all also make for great listening. Dig in!
Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"
Best Female Country Vocal Performance 2010
Rodney Crowell "After All This Time"
Best Country Song 1989
Randy Travis "Forever And Ever, Amen"
Best Country Song 1987
Merle Haggard "That's the Way Love Goes"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1984
George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1980
Willie Nelson "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1975
Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone"
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 2005
Stevie Wonder "Living For The City"
Best R&B Song 1974
Tom Petty "You Don't Know How It Feels"
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance 1995
Bruce Springsteen "Streets of Philadelphia"
Song of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television 1994
Watch the 55th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8pm ET on CBS.
- Kurt Wolff, Radio.com
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