NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday Feb.10.2004 / --

Although Randy Travis was not listed in the country categories, we need to include his Grammy win for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for RISE AND SHINE, that included his most recent Number One country hit, 'Three Wooden Crosses.'

AND, according to Randy backstage at the Grammy Awards, 'Three Wooden Crosses,' may be destined for what might be his next movie. He says he's already read a script inspired by the song. "It reads very well, and it might be the next thing," he said.

ALSO, Alison Krauss says move over Aretha. Alison Krauss' 4 new Grammy Awards Sunday brought her total to 18, eclipsing Aretha Franklin's previous leading 16 Grammys. That makes Alison the Grammy-winningest, female artist.

VINCE GILL turned in a great guitar-playing and singing performance as part of the Beatle's tribute segment. While MARTINA McBRIDE brought down the house with her performance. Plus Alison Krauss performed adding credence to why she's the top female grammy winner of all. With her four new Grammys and a total of 18, Alison Krauss has now eclipsed Aretha Franklin as the leading female Grammy winner ever. The Queen of Soul has 16 Grammys. Backstage, Krauss said she's been a longtime Franklin fan and had trouble comprehending the import of passing her total of Grammys,

OTHER COUNTRY ACTS attending the Grammy's included Faith Hill as an on-air presenter, Patty Loveless, who looked great as she did pre-telecast awards presentingŠplus seen on the red carpet were Dwight Yoakam and Brad Paisley.

We've mentioned before that Kid Rock is one of the outside clients recording an album at Martina and John McBride's studio. And according to the Tennessean, Kid coaxed Martina's daughters, Delaney and Emma, into reciting a slightly altered version of the Pledge of Allegiance for his new recorxd. Only this version has the girls saying 'I pledge allegiance to the bomb of the United States of hysteriaŠ' Martina's husband, John, said he wasn't sure Martina would've approved had she been in the studio.

PATTY LOVELESS: Patty was excited about seeing Beyonce perform at the
Grammys last night and the R&B diva did not disappoint! Following the
show, the Grammy nominee attended the Sony after-party at the Maple Drive Restaurant in Los Angeles. Highlights of the night included meeting John Mayer. John was surprised to find out the fabulous Patty Loveless was a
fan of his. The two posed for photos with Sony executives before
continuing to celebrate the night.

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