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Statt-us Update 4/4/22 – Today’s Headlines & More

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The 64th Grammy Awards 2022

They were held last night in Las Vegas for the first time, after a COVID surge delayed the originally-scheduled March 31st date at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Trevor Noah hosted from the MGM Arena, which has housed the Latin Grammy Awards for 6 years. Jazz pianist and Late Show With Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste led the nominations with 11 going in, 8 for his album We Are and 3 for his score for the 2020 Pixar film Soul.

Best Country Solo Performance

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton
“All I Do Is Drive,” Jason Isbell
“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Best Country Duo or Group Performance

“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne *WINNER
“Glad You Exist,” Dan + Shay
“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris
“camera roll,” Kacey Musgraves
“Cold,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER
“Country Again,” Thomas Rhett
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton

Best Country Album

“Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne
“Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton
“The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram
“The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita,” Sturgill Simpson
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Click here for a complete list of winners from the night.

Gamecocks Win Women’s NCAA National Championship

The Gamecocks took a 13-2 lead in the game’s opening minutes and never looked back, leading throughout the 2022 NCAA Tournament championship game. The South Carolina Gamecocks won their second national championship in five years.

South Carolina 69, UConn 49

Women’s Sports Bar Called ‘The Sports Bra’ Set to Open in Portland

An Oregon bar called The Sports Bra has just opened, and is dedicated exclusively to women’s sports. Jenny Nguyen, a chef and founder of The Sports Bra in Portland, said she believes her business is the world’s first sports bar dedicated exclusively to women’s sports.
Nguyen wants to serve food and drink from female-owned businesses, too.
The idea came when Nguyen and some friends wanted to watch a women’s championship basketball game at a sports bar, but had to watch on a TV with the sound off, because men’s games had priority.

Eric Church Announces Free Concert

After canceling a Texas show to watch the Final Four, Country singer and North Carolina Tar Heels fan Eric Church is offering unhappy fans a free show.

Church announced that he would be returning to the Lone Star State for a “one of a kind free show” in New Braunfels on Sept. 2. “Thank you San Antonio for letting me take my family to this game,” Church wrote on Twitter. “It took me a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks.” Church was scheduled to bring his “The Gather Again Tour” to the AT&T Center in San Antonio on April 2.

C.W. McCall, Singer of ‘Convoy,’ has Died

William Fries Jr. known professionally as C.W McCall, the country singer known for truck-themed songs like “Convoy,” died Friday after a battle with cancer and two months in hospice. He was 93. Throughout his career, he had several country hits including “Convoy,” “Wolf Creek Pass” and “Old Home Filler-Up an’ Keep on a-Truckin’ Cafe.”
“Convoy” spent 6 weeks at number 1 on the country chart and one at number 1 on the pop chart in 1975.

Estelle Harris Dies: ‘Seinfeld’s Estelle Costanza, ‘Toy Story’ Franchise’s Mrs. Potato Head Was 93

Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) mother Estelle on the iconic NBC sitcom Seinfeld, died Saturday evening of natural causes in Palm Desert, California, just weeks before her 94th birthday. Alexander paid tribute to Harris on Twitter following the news of her death.

“One of my favorite people has passed – my tv mama, Estelle Harris. The joy of playing with her and relishing her glorious laughter was a treat. I adore you, Estelle. Love to your family. Serenity now and always.” #RIPEstelleHarris

Sacramento Shooting: At least 2 Shooters Kill 6, Wound 12

At least two shooters opened fire early Sunday in Sacramento in the city’s second mass shooting in five weeks, killing six people and wounding 12 others as bars closed for the night and crowds emptied onto downtown streets, police said.
Three men and three women were killed, Police Chief Kathy Lester said. Their bodies remained on the pavement hours after the gunfire erupted around 2 a.m. Police sought clues from a crime scene that stretched across multiple city blocks as they searched for the shooters.  The area where Sunday’s killings occurred is on the outskirts of the city’s main entertainment district and has many bars and restaurants. It’s anchored by the Golden One Center that attracts big-name concerts and is home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Videos on social media showed what appeared to be an altercation before the gunfire in California’s capital city. Pop duo Aly & AJ performed Saturday at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre and their tour bus was caught in the gunfire, the musicians said on Twitter.  76 shots fired in 54 seconds during Sacramento mass shooting. Videos on social media showed what appeared to be an altercation before the gunfire in California’s capital city.  Possibly an argument over a girl that got out of hand.