Georgia talent featured significantly in the nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards, announced on December 7th.
Cedartown’s Sam Hunt has certainly made a solid splash in the country music field, reflected in his nominations for Best New Artist and Best Country Album for Montevallo. Veteran Atlanta rockers Sevendust received their first-ever Grammy nomination, as their song “Thank You” is the running for Best Metal Performance. At the other end of the musical spectrum, Third Day are nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song for “Soul on Fire,” featuring All Sons & Daughters.
In the non-performance realm, acclaimed Atlanta graphic designer Susan Archie, a seemingly perennial Grammy nominee, is up for Best Boxed Set or Special Limited Edition Package, alongside Dean Blackwood and Jack White, for their design of Third Man Records’ historical compilation The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32). And Atlanta-based historical label Dust-to-Digital, another Grammy favorite, has two of their releases up for awards: Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959 for Best Historical Album, and Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings From the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 for Best Album Notes. And finally, the HBO documentary film Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown is nominated for Best Music Film.
The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The major awards and performances will be broadcast live on CBS that evening at 8 p.m. ET.