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Grammy Awards: Ryan Bingham nabs a trophy, still puts on pants 'one leg at a time'

February 13, 2011 |  3:39 pm

Ryanbingham Ryan Bingham played it cool backstage after his win for “The Weary Kind.”

The theme to the Oscar-winning 2009 drama “Crazy Heart” was awarded the top song written for motion picture, television, or other visual media at the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday afternoon during the pre-telecast show.

Bingham’s Grammy win, shared with co-writer T Bone Burnett (who was absent from the ceremony), is yet another trophy the pair collected for the track: The two were previously awarded a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for the song performed by Colin Farrell and Jeff Bridges in the movie.

The singer-songwriter cracked a wide grin when asked if life has changed for him post awards season.

“Business-wise, yes,” he said backstage. “Our music has been exposed to people who wouldn’t have heard it before this film. We’ve been able to play [bigger] shows ... but day to day I still put my pants on one leg at a time.”

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photo: Ryan Bingham at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 13, 2011. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times