The blues singer took home the prize for Song of the Year for single "Just Like That" at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, brining her total career wins to 13. (See all of the winners here.)
Noting that all of her Grammys are "really special," Bonnie, who released her latest album Just Like That… in April 2022, shared backstage at the Grammys press room why this win in particular was significant to her.
"It's really great to be able to celebrate and honor all the songwriters and my band and my team and see all my friends again and get to hug them after two years of masks," she explained. "It means a lot to come back and actually win again was a great surprise."
For Song of the Year, Bonnie was nominated alongside GAYLE for "abcdefu"; Lizzo for "About Damn Time"; Taylor Swift for "All Too Well (10 Minute Version, The Short Film)"; Harry Styles for "As It Was"; Steve Lacy for "Bad Habit"; Beyoncé for "Break My Soul"; Adele for "Easy on Me"; DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy for "God Did" and Kendrick Lamar for "The Heart Part 5".
Additionally, the 73-year-old won Best American Roots Song for "Just Like That," and was nominated for Best Americana Performance for track "Made Up Mind" and Best Americana Album. The love she got for her recent work was a pleasant surprise for Bonnie, who said she "never expected" her album to do "as well as it did."
"We're on our second year of touring, and it had a great resonance for people for the songs," she continued, "I'm living for the ones who didn't make it, the songs that I contribute that I think I'm the most proud because they seem to really touch people."
Bonnie's night at the Grammys also included a moving performance during the in memoriam segment, as she took the stage with Sheryl Crow and Mick Fleetwood for a rendition of "Songbird" in honor of Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, who died on Nov. 30 at the age of 79.
"I love coming to the show," Bonnie said. "I've been a part of many in memorium tributes, and it's a very meaningful organization because it's made up of my friends and peers."
Keep scrolling to see who else picked up a win at the 2023 Grammys.