The Pure Truth: Looking for this year’s dark horse? You’ve found it in Justin Vernon’s indie outfit, Bon Iver. The first-time nominee is vying for some major prizes in four categories, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, and Best Alternative Music Album.
Chances Are: Even though he thinks the Grammys are “ridiculous” and “not important” — or so he said in a pre-nominations interview — we can see Mr. Vernon taking home at least one trophy. We actually think the unearth anti-Grammy tirade will play to his favor. The Grammys are masochists that way. We’re almost certain Best New Artist is his.