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Greg Abbott shares his Texas Grammy-winner playlist

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By Potomac
Feb. 9, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Updated March 5, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott took time today to laud Texas-born and Texas-based honorees from Sunday's Grammy Awards, and pointed out that in addition to receiving statuettes, Texans Beyonce and Miranda Lambert performed live on the show.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to these talented artists who have been recognized at the recording industry’s highest level,” Abbott said. “Texas’ rich tradition of producing and nurturing exceptional achievements in the music industry is something we can all be proud of.”

Here's a look at Abbott's Grammy playlist:

• Beyoncé (Houston)

Best R&B Performance for Drunk In Love (featuring Jay Z)

Best R&B Song for Drunk In Love

Best Surround Sound Album for Beyoncé


• Miranda Lambert (Lindale)

Best Country Album for Platinum


• St. Vincent (Dallas)

Best Alternative Music Album for St. Vincent


• Johnny Winter (Beaumont)

Best Blues Album for Step Back


• Dean Blackwood (Austin)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) (with Susan Archie & Jack White)


• Robert Glasper Experiment (Houston)

Best Traditional R&B Performance for Jesus Children (featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner)


• Craig Hella Johnson, conductor Conspirare (Austin)

Best Choral Performance for The Sacred Spirit of Russia


• Lecrae (Houston)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Messengers (Featuring For King & Country)

• Aaron W. Lindsey (Houston)

Best Gospel Performance/Song for No Greater Love (with Smokie Norful)

• Pentatonix (Arlington)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for Daft Punk

• Flaco Jimenez (San Antonio)

Lifetime Achievement Award



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