The big winners of the night – Lady Antebellum – were as humble as you’d expect when they made their way to the press room.
Hillary Scott looked radiant in a floor-length, black strapless dress and joked about the band’s state of euphoria, “The only reason I know my feet are on the ground is because they’re hurting. We are completely floating and so thankful and honored to be recognized by the recording academy.”
Charles Kelley, dapper in a modified tux, acknowledged that the avalanche of accolades was probably a once-in-a-lifetime event, and one that he and his bandmates wasn’t taking for granted.
“As clichéd as it sounds, it feels like we’ve arrived, in a way. We’ll never win five Grammys again, we know that. We want to have one of those long careers, but we’re never, ever going to forget this the rest of our lives. We cried our eyes out after winning song of the year. It’s almost like we’re outside ourselves, looking in.”
The country-pop trio was also quick to praise Arcade Fire, surprise winner for album of the year, the one nominated category Lady Antebellum didn’t win.
“They made an incredible record,” Scott said. “It all works out and they earned it. We’re just excited to have five.”