Time Not on Her Side
Even winners of a major category like Best Song should understand that the clock is ticking the moment their names are read. This year's winning songwriters were Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, who made it up to the stage quickly, and Sheeran gave a short speech that included thanks to his parents, who have flown into L.A. for every one of his Grammy nods. He then happily passed the mic to Wadge as she put her hand to chest to begin her thank-yous. Not one word was heard because her microphone was cut and the big screen filled with the face of Glenn Frey from a vintage interview, and the Eagles began "Take It Easy." The groans heard around the country were loudest inside the arena.