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Willie Nelson wins 9th Grammy for 'My Way' album

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com
Willie Nelson performs during the Willie Nelson & Family New Year at ACL Live on December 29, 2018. Nelson won his ninth Grammy Award on February 10, 2019. [Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman]

Willie Nelson won his ninth Grammy Award on Sunday afternoon, in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for his 2018 Frank Sinatra tribute "My Way."

The legendary Texas native and longtime Austin-area resident last won in 2016 in the same category for "Summertime," a tribute to the Gershwins.

Matt Rollings, who co-produced the album with Buddy Cannon, accepted on Nelson's behalf at the the Grammys' afternoon Premiere ceremony in Los Angeles. Most of the awards are given out before the nationally televised evening program.

Nelson also was nominated in the Best Traditional Roots Performance category for "Last Man Standing," the title track to an album of all-original material he also released last year. The winner in that category was "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile, who quickly won two more Grammys, including Best Americana Album. Carlile is a headliner at the Old Settler's Music Festival near Lockhart in April.

In addition to the nine traditional Grammys he has received, Nelson also has been honored three times with special awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.