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Oklahoma to be well represented at Sunday's Grammy Awards

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn, The Time Jumpers, John Fullbright and Kelli O'Hara are among the nominees with Sooner State ties.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: February 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm •  Published: February 8, 2013

Fullbright earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album with his debut studio effort, “From the Ground Up,” which he recorded at 115 Studios in Norman and released on his own Blue Dirt Records label.

Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who was born in Elk City and raised in Edmond, shares principal soloist duties with Matthew Broderick on the Broadway cast recording of “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” nominated for Best Musical Theater Album. The lasting legacy of Okemah native Woody Guthrie is represented among the nominations. Elizabeth Mitchell's “Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie” is nominated for Best Childen's Album. Art director Fritz Klaetke is competing for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection.” In addition, Jeff Place and Robert Santelli, compilation producers, and Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer, are nominated for Best Historical Album for “Woody At 100.”

Art director Noah Wall is nominated for Best Recording Package for “Love This Giant,” the collaborative album for Tulsa-born singer/songwriter/musician St. Vincent and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne.

As part of the Grammy Week festivities, Claremore native Patti Page, who died Jan. 1 at the age of 85, will posthumously receive The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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