Gill’s propensity for musical collaborations is apparent with this year’s Grammy nominations: He, Dunn and Lawton-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell are among the guest stars on Jamey Johnson’s “Living for a Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran,” another Best Country Album nominee.
Gill, Midwest City High School graduate Kevin Welch and Soper native Ray Wylie Hubbard are featured on “This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark,” which is nominated for Best Folk Album.
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,” which was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.
The lasting legacy of Okemah native Woody Guthrie can be seen in several Grammy categories — particularly appropriate since the musical world has spent 2012 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the folk icon’s birth.
Jeff Place and Robert Santelli, compilation producers, and Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer, are nominated for Best Historical Album for “Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection.” Art director Fritz Klaetke is competing for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for the centennial box set. And Elizabeth Mitchell’s “Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie” got a nod for Best Children’s Album.
Art director Noah Wall is nominated for Best Recording Package for “Love This Giant,” the collaborative album from Tulsa-born singer/songwriter/musician St. Vincent and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne.
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West each earned a leading six nominations; the Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel got five nods a piece; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.