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VIDEO: Beyoncé performs “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Below, Miranda Lambert’s fiery performance of “Little Red Wagon.”


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today congratulated 11 Texas-born or Texas-based artists who brought home Grammy Awards this weekend.

Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé, the 33-year-old Houston native who won three Grammys to add to the 20 she already has, the Lone Star State’s delegation underscored “Texas’ rich tradition of producing and nurturing exceptional achievements in the music industry,” Abbott said.

Beyoncé and country music star Miranda Lambert of Lindale also performed at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’s 57th awards ceremony, held Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Texas’ winners include:

Beyoncé | Houston

Best R&B Performance for “Drunk In Love,” featuring Jay Z

Best R&B Song for “Drunk In Love”

Best Surround Sound Album for “Beyoncé”

Miranda Lambert | Lindale

Best Country Album for “Platinum”

St. Vincent | Dallas

Best Alternative Music Album for “St. Vincent”

Johnny Winter | Beaumont

Best Blues Album for “Step Back”

Dean Blackwood | Austin

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for “The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27),” with Susan Archie and Jack White

Robert Glasper Experiment | Houston

Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jesus Children,” featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm Jamal Warner

Craig Hella Johnson | Austin

Best Choral Performance for “The Sacred Spirit of Russia, by Conspirare which he conducts

Lecrae | Houston

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Messengers,” featuring For King & Country

Aaron W. Lindsey | Houston

Best Gospel Performance/Song for “No Greater Love,” with Smokie Norful

Pentatonix | Arlington

Best Instrumental or A Cappella Arrangement for “Daft Punk”

Flaco Jimenez | San Antonio

Lifetime Achievement Award

COVER: Beyoncé performs in 2008 in Madrid. PHOTO by NONU PHOTOGRAPHY

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