Singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. won a 2014 Grammy Award last night for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for “Please Come Home.” The song appears on Clark’s debut album for Warner Bros. Records, Blak And Blu. This is the Austin native’s first Grammy Award. Originally nominated in two categories: “Best Rock Song” for “Ain’t Messin ‘Round,” as well as “Best Traditional R&B Performance” – “Please Come Home,” this marks the first time in Grammy history that a single artist has been nominated in two different genre categories simultaneously from one album in the same year.
In addition, Clark turned in an incendiary performance with Keith Urban on the live Grammy broadcast trading lead vocals and guitar solos on Urban’s “Cop Car”, from his current album.
In October 2012, Clark released Blak And Blu, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No. 6 and received raves from many major music outlets, including The New York Times, which called Clark “a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel,” and Spin, which declared: “There truly is nobody else like him around.” Rolling Stone recently dubbed Clark as “The Chosen One”. Click here to view Clark’s road to the Grammy’s.
Clark will be heading out on the road with Kings Of Leon beginning Feb 5th, in Atlanta and wind up the tour March 8th, in Chicago. All tour dates are listed below:
With Kings of Leon:
02/05 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
02/07 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
02/09 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
02/11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
02/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
02/15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
02/18 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
02/19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
02/21 Washington, DC Verizon Center
02/23 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
02/24 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
02/26 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
02/28 Boston, MA TD Garden
03/05 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
03/08 Chicago, IL United Center