Kings of Leon: My GRAMMY Moment
Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.
Kings of Leon won GRAMMYs for record of the year and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals for "Use Somebody" in 2009 and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals for "Sex on Fire" in 2008.
KINGS OF LEON'S NATHAN FOLLOWILL: “The year 2009 was the first time we lost one that was televised. That was a letdown. We'd lost the first one to Beyoncé, we were like, 'Screw this, we're going to the booze suite.' The workers told us we needed to be in our seats in 10 minutes. Our manager said, 'They're making a big deal out of this. Let's go sit in our seats, then we'll get the hell out of here.' It was for record of the year, and we were up against Taylor Swift, who had 'You Belong With Me.' So when they were announcing, as soon as we heard 'You,' we thought it was going to be Swift. But it was 'Use Somebody.' It took about a second and a half to register that we'd won the big one. It was surreal. You hear people in their speech saying, 'I had no idea we had a chance of winning this' -- and you're like, 'Yeah, whatever' -- but it did catch us off guard. It was one hell of a night, something that can never be taken from you. For that time in music, you were among the best.”
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Rob Thomas | Ryan Bingham | Toni Braxton