Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Grammy Awards....Now this is real Cool!!!!

The Grammy Awards, presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), are considered the most coveted of the many contemporary music awards. Despite the honor the awards carry and the ratings success of the televised awards show, many industry insiders consider the Grammys to be merely a reflection of mainstream commercial success.

Wow!!! Reading the above words gives me "chicken skin". For every musician and every recording artist the Grammy Award means a lot. Well, we did it!!! Aaron Aranita and I made it to the first step of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Entry List for the 48th annual Grammy Awards for recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. It is just so cool to see your name next to the likes of "Backstreet Boys", "Gregg Adams", "Michael Brecker", "Harry Connick, Jr.", "Tony Bennetts", "Bon Jovi", "Eric Clapton" and "Mariah Carey" to name a few.

Aaron Aranita's CD "Don't Stop the Feeling" was nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" and "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group". Nominated for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo" from Aaron's CD was the song "You Are A Dream". The song "Never Say Never" was nominated for "Best Instrumental Composition" and "You Are A Dream" was nominated for "Best Instrumental Arrangement".

My CD "Revelations" was nominated for "Album of the Year", "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album". "Amazing Grace" from the CD was nominated for "Best Gospel Performance". "Where Were You?" was nominated for "Best Gospel Song" and the song "You are the Light" was nominated for "Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocalist".

Now this is real cool!!!!!


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