Friday, December 04, 2009

GRAMMY Award nods not bad at all

I've been so busy this week, I have not had a chance to reflect on the GRAMMY Award nominations. In no particular order, here are some deserving artists who earned nominations for the upcoming 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards that will be in my thoughts next month.

The annual awards ceremony is set to be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

Neil Young has been nominated for two 2010 GRAMMY Awards, with the title track from his latest studio album Fork in the Road nominated for "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance," while his Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) has been nominated for "Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package."

Rosanne Cash earned a "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" category nod for her performance of "Sea of Heartbreak," a duet with Bruce Springsteen featured on her latest album The List. This is Cash's ninth career nomination.

The Dave Matthews Band's Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King earned a nomination in the "Album of the Year" category, while Daryl Hall & John Oates picked up recognizion for "Sara Smile" in the "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

Atlanta-based Third Day received three GRAMMY Award nominations, being recognized in the "Best Gospel Performance" and "Best Gospel Song" categories for the song "Born Again" from its Revelation album. In addition, Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage also received a nomination in the "Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album" category.

And finally, Jars of Clay received a nomination in the "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" category for its April 21, 2009 release, The Long Fall Back To Earth.

Best of luck to all of these great artists in January when winners are announced!

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