The 2021 Grammys have come to an end, and one of the night’s biggest winners was Bonnie Raitt. The 73-year-old singer and songwriter was presented with the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for her song “Just Like That”. Raitt was visibly shocked when her name was announced, and received a standing ovation from the audience.
Raitt is no stranger to the Grammys, having won 13 awards and been nominated for dozens more throughout her career. This year, she was up against some stiff competition for Song of the Year, including Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”, Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul”, and DJ Khaled’s “God Did”.
In her acceptance speech, Raitt paid tribute to the late folk musician John Prine, who had inspired her to write the song. She also thanked her team for helping her get the record out, and expressed her humbleness at being honored. In addition to Song of the Year, Raitt also won the awards for American Roots Song and Americana Performance.
Bonnie Raitt’s win at the 2021 Grammys is a testament to her decades of hard work and dedication to the craft of songwriting. Her heartfelt acceptance speech was a reminder of the power of music to bring people together and lift spirits, even during times of great difficulty. We congratulate Bonnie Raitt on her well-deserved win, and we look forward to hearing more of her beautiful music in the future.