Two Shoals natives were part of separate Grammy awards Sunday night, continuing what has become a tradition for area musicians.
Another year, another set of Grammys.
The Shoals celebrated again Sunday night when local natives were part of two Grammy awards.
The Civil Wars duo, which includes John Paul White of Florence and Joy Williams of Nashville, won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The song, “Safe & Sound,” was on the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games” movie and featured country star Taylor Swift as the lead singer.
Greenhill native Chris Tompkins, who lives in Nashville, won for Best Country Song with “Blown Away,” a hit by country star Carrie Underwood. Tompkins and co-writer Josh Kear wrote the song.
This is not the first Grammy for either Tompkins or The Civil Wars.
We congratulate both musical teams, along with the many other award-winning musicians with ties to the Shoals.