Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation

Morris also cited another Grammy winner. ‘Really proud of Alessia Cara’
“I was really proud of Alessia Cara that she won best new artist. Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. We don’t care about genres, of colour of skin, or gender, or anything. “But I think there’s always improvement that needs to be had.”

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Harris admitted she was aware of the problems facing women in the recording industry, from sexual misconduct to unfair treatment, but doesn’t count herself among those affected. But my path has been pretty unfettered with those kinds of things,” Harris said. Krauss is actually tied for second place with Quincy Jones for most Grammy wins. The Recording Academy drew criticism for a variety of issues, including not having album of the year nominee Lorde perform on the live telecast last month. And I think the Grammys will go on and the country artists will feel slighted. © The Associated Press, 2018 I think she really deserved that,” Morris said. Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow intensified the situation, saying that women need to “step up” when asked about the lack of female winners backstage. We just love playing music with great people and that’s all,” he said. “I look at it kind of trying to see the whole field, you know. Sitting with Harris and Morris before the concert, the 21-time Grammy winner said all that matters is that musical people are “conscious of what’s great at the end of the day.”
Grammy history cited
“You’re looking at three really open-minded musical people. Krauss has won 27 Grammys, and nominated 44 times. Maybe we need to like expand on that,” Morris said. Morris, who won her first Grammy last year, agreed, saying that the Grammys history backs it up. “I haven’t run into a lot of the problems that I know are out there. Or maybe the classical people will feel slighted,” Gill said. “I think the person that’s won the most Grammys is Alison Krauss so I don’t know. “It’s impossible to pull something off like that and not leave a few people by the wayside.”
The country star spoke before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. I mean, there’s obviously some things that need to be looked at, I think, and maybe it’s just voting members. Gill said it is “impossible” to not leave someone off the list in a given year. Also, of the awards shown on the broadcast, only two winners were women — Cara and Rihanna (for a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar). Hungarian composer Georg Sorti holds the record with 31 wins. He later said he misspoke.