Grammys 2023: See Bonnie Raitt’s surprised response to successful

A “surprised” and “totally humbled” Bonnie Raitt obtained the Grammy Award on Sunday for track of the 12 months.

The legendary singer appeared stunned when she received the prize for her track “Just Like That” and bought a standing ovation from the group at Los Angeles’ Arena. During her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to famend people musician John Prine, who died in April 2020 of COVID-19 problems.

Throughout her decades-long profession, Raitt has been a Grammys darling — amassing 13 wins and dozens of nominations. In his 2023 Grammys predictions, Times pop music critic Mikael Wood known as 73-year-old Raitt “stiff competition” within the track of the 12 months class with “a moving and complex tale of a mother’s encounter with the recipient of her late son’s transplanted heart.”

Nominated alongside “Just Like That” within the track of the 12 months class have been “abcdefu” (Gayle), “About Damn Time” (Lizzo), “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” (Taylor Swift), “As It Was” (Harry Styles), “Bad Habit” (Steve Lacy), “Break My Soul” (Beyoncé), “Easy on Me” (Adele), “God Did” (DJ Khaled) and “The Heart Part 5” (Kendrick Lamar).

Raitt additionally took house this 12 months’s Grammy Awards for American roots track (“Just Like That”) and Americana efficiency (“Made Up Mind”).

Below is her full acceptance speech.

Oh, my gosh. Oh, I’m so shocked. I don’t know what to say. This is simply an unreal second. Thank you for honoring me, to all of the academy that surrounds me with a lot help and appreciates the artwork of songwriting as I do. I used to be so impressed for this track by the unbelievable story of the love and the grace and the generosity of somebody that donates their beloved’s organs to assist one other particular person reside, and the story was so easy and so lovely for these instances.

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And folks have been responding to the track partly due to how a lot I like and all of us love John Prine, and that was the inspiration for the music for this track and telling a narrative from the within. … I don’t write lots of songs, however I’m so proud that you simply respect this one and what this implies for me and for the remainder of the songwriters. …

I’d not be up right here tonight if it wasn’t for the artwork of the good, soul-digging, hard-working those that put these songs and concepts to music. So I thank my group for serving to me get this file out. And thanks a lot. I’m simply completely humbled. I actually respect it. Thank you.