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Special Grammy History Edition: KC Winners

 

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In honor of the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Another Verse presents a breakdown on Grammy winners with a Kansas City-area connection.

As you might expect, KC Grammy winners are heavily weighted toward jazz. But there are winners in other categories, including rock, Broadway and folk.

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This Month in KC’s Music History: Melissa Etheridge Wins Her First Grammy

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A track from Melissa Etheridge's third album, "Never Enough," received a Grammy Award in 1993.

Melissa Etheridge won her first Grammy Award in February 1993 with a track from her third album, Brave and Crazy.

Etheridge grew up in Leavenworth, Kan., about 35 miles northwest of Kansas City. After graduating from high school, she briefly attended the Berklee College of Music, then returned to the Midwest. She lived in Kansas City for about a year and performed in a hotel bar before moving to Los Angeles.

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Introducing KC Music Tube

Writing about music is fine, but to experience the true essence of music, you need to listen to it or watch a performance. So I’ve started a new feature that I’m really excited about: KC Music Tube.

KC Music Tube collects the videos of KC music artists that are scattered all over the Internet (YouTube mostly). With video, you can see (and hear) what makes them so special.

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Today in KC’s Music History: “Yes I Am,” by Melissa Etheridge

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After three albums that were modestly successful, Melissa Etheridge broke into the mainstream with her fourth album, released on Sept. 21, 1993.

Yes I Am contains two of her best-known songs, The Only One and Come to My Window.  The Only One was a Top 10 hit, and although Come to My Window peaked at No. 25, it won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Performance and is probably her best-known song.

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