Belmont University’s influence and presence was felt at the 49th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. Belmont alumna Hillary Lindsey won the Grammy for best country song, an award that goes to the songwriter. Lindsey co-wrote the Carrie Underwood smash hit, “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”
Belmont students participating in Belmont West, a semester-long program based in Los Angeles through the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, worked behind the scenes at the awards show. The students served as escorts to performers and other guests and several students watched the show from backstage and were able to watch performers and presenters getting ready as well as set changes throughout the show.