“I think it's very appropriate that the winning song was a band that is still playing, very active and still changing,” said Dr. Bob Blackburn, director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. “We have a song now that represents a creative process underway — it's not a creative process that we recall or was once there, but is with us today.”
Following a meet-and-greet with senators and a brief press conference, Coyne spoke to the state House of Representatives, expressing his appreciation for the honor.
It's a very absurd moment, but a beautiful, strange event in our lives,” Coyne said. “We go to a lot of musical ceremony award-type things, but they're just normal compared to this.”