Rickie Lee Jones: My GRAMMY Moment

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Rickie Lee Jones poses backstage with her Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards held February 27, 1980 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA

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

In 1980, Rickie Lee Jones won the best new artist GRAMMY.

RICKIE LEE JONES: "I'd arrived late—well—I wasn't going to go. Then I called my dear friend [Warner Bros. senior VP of artist relations and publicity] Bob Regehr and he scrammed over and picked me up. We [arrived] just one or two 'episodes' before mine. In those days, I didn't care about awards. I scorned them, and I do not regret that. Then again, if I look at it from today—and I'd not won—I think my career would be harder. There is a gentle acknowledgement that helps when times get hard, I think."

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