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Ernie Ball Artists Take Home Gold And Big Nominations At 49th Annual Grammy’s

United States
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (February 16, 2007) — As in years past, the 49th Annual Grammy Awards were a hit for several Ernie Ball and Music Man endorsed artists, who took the stage to accept their coveted Grammy gold at the Staples Center on Sunday, February 11, 2007.

Leading the pack with two of the night’s biggest wins was John Mayer, who won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum as well as Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Waiting for the World to Change. Mayer was followed by Third Day, whose album Wherever You Are secured a win for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album; as well as Tool Art Director Adam Jones, who won Best Recording Package for the group’s latest album, 10000 Days.

Not to be forgotten, a number of Ernie Ball and Music Man endorsed artists also received prestigious Grammy nominations in the following categories for the following works:

Album of the Year:

  • John Mayer — Continuum

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

  • John Mayer — Route 66

Best Hard Rock Performance:

  • Buck Cherry — Crazy B****
  • Nine Inch Nails — Every Day is Exactly the Same
  • System of a Down — Lonely Day
  • Tool — Vicarious

Best Metal Performance:

  • Stone Sour — 30/30-150

Best Rock Album:

  • John Mayer Trio — Try!
  • The Raconteurs — Broken Boy Soldiers

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:

  • Gretchen Wilson — I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

  • Rascal Flatts — What Hurts The Most

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

  • Kenny Rogers & Don Henley — Calling Me

Best Country Song — Songwriters’ Award:

  • Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard for Dierks Bentley — Every Mile A Memory

Matraca Berg & Jim Collins for Gretchen Wilson — I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today

  • Steve Robson & Jeffrey Steele for Rascal Flatts — What Hurts The Most
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