57 Years Ago: “The Battle of New Orleans” Won Song of the Year

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On this date in 1959, the 2nd Grammy Awards was held. During the awards show, The Battle of New Orleans won big. Composer, Jimmy Driftwood, was able to snag the award for Song of the Year and artist, Johnny Horton, took home the award for Best Country and Western Performance. Check out the song below!

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