Independent label, Rounder Records, artists’ won seven Grammys® at last night’s 51st Annual Grammy® Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were awarded the highest honors – Album of the Year for Raising Sand and Record of the Year for “Please Read the Letter.” Rounder is only the second independent label in Grammy® history to win in these two categories. The duo also took home awards for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Rich Woman” (a category they also won last year for “Gone Gone Gone”), Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Killing the Blues,” and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album for Raising Sand.  The duo also performed tracks “Rich Woman” and “Gone Gone Gone” at last night’s awards with producer, bandleader and fellow Grammy® winner T Bone Burnett along with a stellar cast of musicians including Buddy Miller, Dennis Crouch, and Jay Bellerose. Krauss, as a solo artist, collaborator, producer, and with Union Station, has 26 Grammy® awards to her credit, the most of any female artist or any country artist. Banjo great Béla Fleck & the Flecktones also picked up an award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Originally posted 2009-02-09 19:11:53.