Michael McDonald: My GRAMMY Moment
The Doobie Brothers attend the GRAMMYs in 1979. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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

As part of the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald won GRAMMYs for record of the year for 1978's "What A Fool Believes" and best pop vocal performance by a duo, group or chorus for 1978's "Minute By Minute."

MICHAEL McDONALD: “My grandmother was in the audience. I was thinking how she'd bought me my first guitar, a Silvertone from Sears. It was a big deal that she lived long enough to see me do well by industry standards. I was fortunate, being the new guy writing songs -- but the Doobie Brothers had paid their dues.”

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