Ozzy jokes about messing up his Ringo Starr introduction backstage: "I f*cked it up!"
The story goes like this: the name “Queenie Eye” and the chorus lyrics are taken from a children's game McCartney played when he was a boy called "Queenie, Queenie, who's got the ball?" Sounds quite British, no?
“New” is McCartney’s 16th studio album, and he’s said in interviews that some of the songs were inspired by his pre-Beatles life. This, I think it’s safe to say, is one of them.
Is a Queenie Eye like a hot potato? Any Brits out there?
When Paul goes quiet, everybody goes quiet.
Is there a story behind that colorful piano?
Who’s up for a spirited game of Queenie Eye? Me!
But let’s wait to find out who wins Best Pop Vocal Album first.
It goes to Bruno Mars. Excellent! Well deserved.
A sweet dedication to Mrs. Mars, wherever she is.
I’m going to repeat myself a little now. OK, a lot. Two things: First, comment! Tell us your thoughts on the award for Best Pop Vocal Album (should it have gone to Lorde? Or Lana Del Rey?) and also on Sir Paul’s sweet “Queenie Eye.” Second, the GRAMMY producers are unstoppable when it comes to collaborations. Just had to say it again.
Blake Shelton in the GRAMMY mirror.
And I’m not just talking about Paul McCartney and Ringo. I’m also talking about the performance that’s up next, by the Highwaymen with Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton. Can’t wait!
Bruno Mars fresh off the stage after winning Best Pop Vocal Album
Flashback from half an hour or so ago: Ozzy Osbourne has never been known for his elocution. But we love him anyway.
Only a little more than an hour left in the show. We've got some major reveals coming our way.
It's time for our GRAMMY Facts on the Fifteens. We'll be bringing you facts from the GRAMMY vaults every 15 minutes for the next hour of our show, so stay here, you might learn something.
There is so much GRAMMY pedigree here we are beside ourselves. Kris Kristofferson was honored with a 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Willie Nelson was honored with the same award in 2000 and Merle Haggard was honored in 2006.
We can't leave out Blake Shelton. He earned two GRAMMY nominations this year and he's married to Miranda Lambert. Double GRAMMY whammy.
Here we go, everybody. A supergroup (half of it, anyway) strutting its phenomenal stuff.
A primer on the Highwaymen: between 1985 and 1995, four of country’s biggest “outlaw” artists — Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson — came together to record three major label albums, which produced three charting singles, including the No. 1 "Highwayman,” which we’re being treated to now onstage.
Half the group is missing, but there’s tons of outlaw heart in the half that remains. These two legends are still on fire. Outlaw power!
Speaking of outlaws, here are a couple more we’d welcome into our homes any day. Merle Haggard may not have been in the Highwaymen, but he’s a major player in this particular country sound, which peaked in popularity in the 70s.
And Blake Shelton? He’s a rookie Outlaw. But a convincing one. “Voice” watchers, what do you think of this matchup between between Blake and his uncle in spirit Merle?
They’re doing their fellow Okies from Muskogee proud. Great performance. Great classic Merle Haggard song.
Hard to believe Willie Nelson, country’s beloved Red Headed Stranger, is 80.
Listen up, mamas: this foursome knows what it’s singing about. Although they make cowboys seem awfully cool. Would it be such a bad thing to grow up and turn out like these guys? I think not.
Fun audience shots during that great tune. Loved the sentimental look on Katy Perry's face!
… And hot on the heels of another blow-us-away performance we have the award for Best Country Album. Zac Brown and Martina McBride are here to present.
Way to go, Kacey! She takes it home for “Same Trailer, Different Park.”
Willie Nelson got photobombed!
Probably not that many of you think of Neil Patrick Harris when you think of Daft Punk. But why not? They sing and dance, he sings and dances …