What a night for Bonnie Raitt! The veteran musician has taken home the 2023 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for her track “Just Like That”. Raitt was up against some of the biggest names in music, including Adele, Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Steve Lacy, Taylor Swift, DJ Khaled, and Gayle.
Raitt was clearly surprised to win the award and humbled by the recognition. In a press room after her victory, Raitt said she was shocked to win Song of the Year and that she herself “couldn’t pick a favorite” out of the nominees. She also paid tribute to the late singer-songwriter John Prine.
“Just Like That” is the title track from Raitt’s latest full-length, which was nominated for Best Americana Album this evening. Earlier in the day, Raitt won Best Americana Performance (“Made Up My Mind”) and Best American Roots Song (“Just Like That”). She also sang part of Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” during a tribute to Christine McVie, who died last year.
Raitt has a number of Grammy wins under her belt; in 2013, she took home the Best Americana Album trophy for Slipstream.
It was a night to remember for Bonnie Raitt, who has been making music for over five decades and has earned her place as one of the greats. We congratulate her on her success and look forward to hearing more of her music in the future!