Eagles Respond to Grammy Win

(PR) The Eagles have won their first Grammy Award in 29 years for their single "How Long" for 'Best Country Song Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group' at the 50th annual Grammy Awards for 2008 held in Los Angeles yesterday. This is the fifth Grammy presented to the Eagles, but their first in a Country music category.

Eagles' co-founder Don Henley expressed his feelings about winning the Award saying, "This Grammy win is particularly sweet because of the length of time that has passed since we (the Eagles) won our first Grammy in early 1976. I was 28 years old then. I'm 60 now. I always secretly hoped that we could pull off something like this, but I had almost given up. This win feels really good and it's in a whole different field than we were in before. Now I'm thinking that we might have a good chance to win again next year because Long Road Out of Eden will be eligible then. This year, only the single, "How Long," came out in time to make the nomination process. We're all very grateful to the Academy members and to our loyal fans. It's been quite a ride and it apparently isn't over just yet."

The Eagles last Grammy Award was awarded in 1979 for Best Rock Vocal Performance by Duo or Group for "Heartache Tonight." The Eagles had previously won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo/Group/Chorus for "Lyin' Eyes" (1975), Record of the Year for "Hotel California" (1977), and Best Vocal Arrangement for "New Kid in Town" (1977).

As Long Road Out of Eden was released after the qualification date, it was not eligible for this year's Grammy Awards.

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