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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