Grammy Awards of 1978

Grammy Awards of 1978

Infobox Grammy Awards
name = 20th

imagesize = 125px
date = February 23rd
venue =
host = John Denver
network = CBS
next = 1979
last = 1977

The 20th Grammy Awards were held February 23, 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. They were hosted by folk music legend John Denver, and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1977.

Award winners:

*Record of the Year
**Bill Szymczyk (producer) & The Eagles for "Hotel California"

*Album of the Year
**Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut (producers) & Fleetwood Mac (producers and artist) for "Rumours"

*Song of the Year
**Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) for "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" performed by Barbra Streisand
**Joe Brooks (songwriter) for "You Light Up My Life" performed by Debby Boone

*Best New Artist
**Debby Boone


*Best Recording for Children
**Christopher Cerf & Jim Timmens (producers) for "Aren't You Glad You're You" performed by various artists


*Best Classical Orchestral Performance
**Gunther Breest (producer), Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D"
*Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
**Neville Marriner (conductor), Janet Baker & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for "Bach: Arias"
*Best Opera Recording
**Thomas Z. Shepard (producer), John De Main (conductor), Donnie Albert, Carol Brice, Clamma Dale & the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra for "Gershwin: Porgy and Bess"
*Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
**Georg Solti (conductor), Margaret Hillis (choir director) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for "Verdi: Requiem"
*Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
**Itzhak Perlman & the London Philharmonic Orchestra for "Vivaldi: The Four Seasons"
*Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
**Arthur Rubinstein for "Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E Flat/Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12"
*Best Chamber Music Performance
**The Juilliard String Quartet for "Schoenberg: Quartets for Strings (Complete)"
*Best Classical Album
**Thomas Frost (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Lyndon Woodside & the New York Philharmonic for "Concert of the Century"


*Best Comedy Recording
**Steve Martin for "Let's Get Small"

Composing and arranging

*Best Instrumental Composition
**John Williams (composer) for "Main Title From "Star Wars"
*Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
**John Williams (composer) for "Star Wars"
*Best Instrumental Arrangement
**Harry Betts, Perry Botkin Jr. & Barry De Vorzon (arrangers) for "Nadia's Theme ("The Young and the Restless")" performed by Barry De Vorzon
*Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
**Ian Freebairn-Smith (arranger) for "Love Theme From "A Star Is Born" (Evergreen)" performed by Barbra Streisand
*Best Arrangement For Voices
**The Eagles (arrangers) for "New Kid in Town"


*Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
**Crystal Gayle for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
*Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
**Kenny Rogers for "Lucille"
*Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
**The Kendalls for "Heaven's Just a Sin Away"
*Best Country Instrumental Performance
**Hargus "Pig" Robbins for "Country Instrumentalist of the Year"
*Best Country Song
**Richard Leigh (songwriter) for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" performed by Crystal Gayle


*Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording
**Muddy Waters for "Hard Again"


*Best Gospel Performance, Traditional
**The Oak Ridge Boys for "Just a Little Talk With Jesus"
*Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Insprirational
**The Imperials for "Sail On"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional
**James Cleveland for "James Cleveland Live at Carnegie Hall"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
**Edwin Hawkins for "Wonderful!"
*Best Inspirational Performance
**B. J. Thomas for "Home Where I Belong"


*Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
**Oscar Peterson for "The Giants"
*Best Jazz Performance by a Group
**Phil Woods for "The Phil Woods Six - Live From the Showboat"
*Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
**Count Basie for "Prime Time"
*Best Jazz Vocal Performance
**Al Jarreau for "Look to the Rainbow"


*Best Latin Recording
**Mongo Santamaria for "Dawn"

Musical Show

*Best Cast Show Album
** Martin Charnin (composer), Charles Strouse (composer & producer), Larry Morton (producer) & the original cast with Andrea McCardle & Dorothy Loudon for "Annie"

Packaging and Notes

*Best Album Package
**John Kosh (art director) for "Simple Dreams" performed by Linda Ronstadt
*Best Album Notes
**George T. Simon (notes writer) for "Bing Crosby - A Legendary Performer" performed by Bing Crosby


*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
**Barbra Streisand for "Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born")"
*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
**James Taylor for "Handy Man"
*Best Pop Performance by a Group
**Bee Gees for "How Deep Is Your Love"
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance
**John Williams for ""

Production and engineering

*Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
**Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner & Roger Nichols (engineers) for "Aja" performed by Steely Dan
*Best Engineered Recording, Classical
**Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Maurice RavelRavel: Bolero"
*Producer of the Year
**Peter Asher


*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
**Thelma Houston for "Don't Leave Me This Way"
*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
**Lou Rawls for "Unmistakably Lou"
*Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
**The Emotions for "Best of My Love"
*Best R&B Instrumental Performance
**The Brothers Johnson for "Q"
*Best Rhythm & Blues Song
**Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia (songwriters) for "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" performed by Leo Sayer


*Best Spoken Word Recording
**Julie Harris for "The Belle of Amherst"

External links

* [ 20th Grammy Awards] at the Internet Movie Database


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