KC natives Joyce DiDonato and Pat Metheny won Grammy awards Sunday afternoon. The awards were part of the Grammy Pre-Telecast, available on the web at grammy.com.
DiDonato won the Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her album Diva, Divo.
Metheny won his 19th Grammy (by my count, not confirmed) for his album “What’s It All About,” in the Best New Age Album category. This also is the fourth genre in which he’s won an award. The bulk of Metheny’s awards have been for jazz, but in addition to New Age, he’s won Grammys in rock and Americana.