The Black Keys' Patrick Carney: My GRAMMY Moment

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys pose in the press room at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

Kevork Djansezian

Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.

The Black Keys won the best alternative music album for its 2010 album, "Brothers."

THE BLACK KEYS' PATRICK CARNEY: “My brother Michael Carney had won for best album package earlier and we were happy for that, not really expecting anything more. I remember being all the way in the back of the venue and celebrating with friends and family and then having to run to the podium to accept the award before they moved on. When we gave our speech, we were still a little in shock. We went on to win another award for best rock performance that year, so it was kind of surreal. The award was bittersweet. In a way, Dan [Auerbach] and I felt some validation for our years of making albums and touring, never thinking we would ever get an award like that. At the same time, it made me think about how many great albums that I listen to on a regular basis have never won an award like that.”

56th GRAMMYs MAIN: FULL COVERAGE

MORE 'MY GRAMMY' MOMENTS:
The Black Keys | Bob Newhart | Brooks & Dunn | Fun. | Intocable
Jason Mraz | Jethro Tull | Kentucky HeadHunters | Maroon 5
Martina McBride | Melanie Fiona | Michael Bolton | Michael Bublé | Outkast
Rickie Lee Jones | Rob Thomas | Ryan Bingham | Toni Braxton

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