Well, it was a pretty quiet night for North Carolina acts at Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony. About the only Tarheel victory was indirect and by association: Al Green won best traditional R&B vocal performance for "You've Got the Love I Need," a track that had Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton in a featured billing role.
Hands down, the best performance of the night came from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who did a couple of songs right before they were presented with album of the year, and it was just as great as their show in Raleigh last year. Even better, Winston-Salem banjo player Riley Baugus (who played on one track on the Plant-Krauss album) was among the support players to get a shout-out from Plant during his acceptance speech.
UPDATE: I stand corrected, a reader was kind enough to point out that High Point's Anthony Dean Griffey won two classical Grammys (classical album and opera recording).