Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ZZ Top documentary earns Grammy Award nomination

The ZZ Top documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas”, has earned the band a nomination for a 2021 Grammy Award.

The career overview will compete in the Best Music Film category alongside projects on the Beastie Boys (“Beastie Boys Story), Beyonce (“Black Is King), Freestyle Love Supreme (“We Are Freestyle Love Supreme”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”).

Produced by Banger Films, the documentary tells the story of how three teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” presents interviews with the band members alongside conversations with such high-profile fans as Billy Bob Thornton and Queens Of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, as well as never-before-seen archival footage.

Shot exclusively for this film, an intimate ZZ Top performance at the historic Gruene Hall – the oldest dance hall in Texas – is intercut throughout the documentary, which also features the Ham Estate Archive, which spotlights rare pre-Eliminator ZZ Top concert footage from 1976 and 1981.

The 2021 recognition marks the third Grammy nomination for the group, following a pair in the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal category in 1983 (“Elimator”) and 1986 (“Afterburner”).

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 63nd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

See also:

ZZ Top stream 2007 performance of 1975 classic
Def Leppard cancel US tour with ZZ Top
ZZ Top: Billy Gibbons debuts Missin’ Yo’ Kissin video
ZZ Top postpone Canadian tour with Cheap Trick
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