Maren Morris is overwhelmed with emotion.
“Thank you to my peers in this room, who I respect so much, for voting for me for this,” she said during her speech before getting choked up.
“I would be really remiss if I didn’t mention a huge facet of why this album sounds the way it does, and we miss him so dearly. He texted me the morning that we got the nomination for Album of the Year this year, and we were so excited. His wife, Jess, is here tonight, and she looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your husband with us once a month,” she said while referring to Busbee.
“My heart just goes out to you and your beautiful daughters. I hope that when they listen to this record — or any songs that he made, which made us all better — they know how amazing their father was.”
The producer and renowned writer died in September after a battle with brain cancer at the age of 43.