"Last night was an incredible moment...
I want to say a few words now that my head is together.
This is such a huge milestone for us. I've been in this silly band Halestorm since I was 13. That's 16 years I've been working at this. We've been playing an average of 260 dates a year since I was a teenager. So after dedicating my life to rock, receiving a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance last night is such an amazing honor!
I'm so proud to represent for my genre, which, by the way, is the beating heart and inspiration for so many other genres (even all the pop kids want to be rock stars). I'm also so proud to represent for all my femme freaks out there; I am the first female to win a Grammy in this category. I hope to use this gift as a weapon of empowerment.
Nothing great comes without hard work and patience. It's a huge combo of luck and tunnel vision. I'm living proof that you can achieve your goals in life.
Thank you to everyone who gave us a chance and has supported us throughout the years. Most of all, thanks you to our families and our freaks for enabling us to do what we love every day. We love you!"
Check out an Artisan News video report on Halestorm's victory below:
The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance nominees were:
Iron Maiden - 'Blood Brothers' (En Vivo!)
Halestorm - 'Love Bites (So Do I)' (The Strange Case Of...)
Anthrax - 'I'm Alive' (Worship Music)
Megadeth - 'Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)' (TH1RT3EN)
Lamb Of God- 'Ghost Walking' (Resolution)
Marilyn Manson - 'No Reflection' (Born Villain)