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See Photos of Courtney Barnett Preparing for the Grammys

Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the Australian singer-songwriter and her band on Grammy day

Courtney Barnett; Grammy; 2016

Courtney Barnett with her bandmates backstage before the Grammy Awards

Photograph by Erik Voake

Last night, Courtney Barnett attended her first-ever Grammy Awards. "It's a surreal scene, you know, growing up in Australia and being so distant from that sort of thing," the singer-songwriter told RS. "But yeah, it means a kind of recognition for all this hard work we've been doing, I guess. I don't know. I think it's just nice."

Barnett ended up losing to Meghan Trainor in the Best New Artist category, but for fans of her sharply observant music, it was a thrill just to see her name among the nominees. Before the show started, our photographer was with Barnett and her bandmates as they got ready for the big night. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes photos here.

Courtney Barnett; Grammy; 2016

Midnight Oil. Apparently getting this hat in Australia is pretty difficult.

Photograph by Erik Voake

Blue Sky Mining

One of Barnett's bandmates has a cap with the name of Aussie rockers Midnight Oil's 1990 album Blue Sky Mining on it.

Courtney Barnett; Grammy; 2016

Nothing beats a quick back rub to relax before the biggest night in music.

Photograph by Erik Voake

Relax

Barnett accepts a quick backrub from a bandmate on the way to the Grammys.

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