LOS ANGELES, CA Tuesday Feb.15.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Last night at Staples Arena in Los Angeles, the 47th Annual Grammy Awards were passed out. Tim McGraw figured in two Grammys related to his smash, "Live Like You Were Dying." Tim won Best Male County Vocal Performance for "Live Like You Were Dying," that earned Best Country Song for writers Tim Nichols and Craig Weisman.

McGraw, who also sang "Live Like You Were Dying" during the awards show, performed in the Southern Rock tribute, and performed in a vocal group that included U2's Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland.

Gretchen Wilson took Best Female Vocal Performance for "Redneck Woman."

The Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal was "Top of the World," by the Dixie Chicks.

Loretta Lynn received a big round of applause for winning Best Country Album for "Van Lear Rose." She accepted the award with her producer, Jack White, of the rock band the White Stripes. She and Jack also took BestCountry Collaboration with vocals for "Portland Oregon."

"Jack and I never dreamed when we recorded the album that we'd win a Grammy," Loretta declared. "We just figured we'd go out, record a little album and that'd be it and it's been a hit and we're happy."

"I just took the songs that Loretta brought to me and did the best I could. We did it quickly, we did it analog 8 track and didn't waste time using computers and spending hours of time trying to perfect things, that's not what music's about, it's about the soul of what's inside of Loretta and that's what my job was," White explained.

"Nobody believes me that Jack got the music down and he brought me in and let me sing the songs just one time, if that wasn't good enough it was just too bad," says Lynn.

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