Blake Shelton: GRAMMY® Winners Playlist

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With the GRAMMY Awards only weeks away, we asked some of our favorite artists to make playlists of their favorite GRAMMY-winning songs from years past.

Country star, Voice coach, and social media funnyguy Blake Shelton created a list that does a smart job of blending country’s exciting present and its historic past, with a cool selection of pop and soul songs included to round out the mix. It’s a sort of cross-genre thinking that feels similar to the influences behind Blake’s brand-new, pop-savvy single “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”

All the artists on Blake’s playlist are past GRAMMY winners. And from legends like Merle HaggardStevie WonderBruce Springsteen, and Willie Nelson on to Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert (who happens to be Blake’s wife), all also make for great listening. Dig in!

Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”
Best Female Country Vocal Performance 2010

Rodney Crowell “After All This Time”
Best Country Song 1989

Randy Travis “Forever And Ever, Amen”
Best Country Song 1987

Merle Haggard “That’s the Way Love Goes”
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1984

George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1980

Willie Nelson “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1975

Kelly Clarkson “Since U Been Gone” 
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 2005

Stevie Wonder “Living For The City” 
Best R&B Song 1974

Tom Petty “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance 1995

Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia”
Song of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television 1994

Watch the 55th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8pm ET on CBS.

- Kurt Wolff,

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