Bearden singer-songwriter John Fullbright rocked the Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony earlier today.
The first-time Grammy nominee gave a blistering voice, guitar and harmonica rendition of “Gawd Above,” from his debut studio effort, “From the Ground Up.”
Fullbright earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album for the widely acclaimed album, which he recorded at 115 Studios in Norman and released on his own Blue Dirt Records label.
The Okemah-area singer-songwriter and his Kickstarter-funded studio debut competed against Bonnie Raitt’s “Slipstream,” Mumford & Sons’ “Babel,” The Avett Brothers’ “The Carpenter” and the self-titled debut from The Lumineers, also nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy, in the category.
The Grammy went to Raitt’s “Slipstream,” but Fullbright drew lavish praise from Grier. The Oklahoman even opened his performance by responding to the host that “Genius is a little strong, DAG.”
Check out this video of most of Fullbright’s performance – part of the first verse is cut off – or click here to listen to full audio via soundcloud.com.
Just a reminder: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are airing from 7 to 10:30 tonight on CBS, and I will be live blogging the be show right here on BAM’s Blog.