On this day in 1987, the 29th Grammy Awards were held. Steve Winwood won Record of the Year, with Bruce Hornsby and The Range winning Best New Artist. If I had to pick a song I love from each artist, it would be “Valerie” by Steve Winwood and “Long Valley Road” from Bruce Hornsby and The Range. Fun fact! Also on this day, in 1996, Bruce Hornsby called my husband to wish him a happy birthday! My husband was busy at work, and he asked Bruce if he could call him later. (I still can’t believe that part!) Bruce did, and he sent tickets for him to catch Bruce and The Range’s next show. Not soon after, Bruce helped my husband hone his piano skills. I kid you not, you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was my husband or Bruce Hornsby playing. And that is my fun fact for “On This Day.” (P.S. Happy birthday, Luke! ♥)
Why did it take Steve Winwood so long to start his solo career? He was stuck in Traffic. Yeah, I’ll show myself out.