Grammy Consideration!!!

Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers’ LIVE FROM AUSTIN TEXAS was considered for Best Americana Album for this year’s Grammys!!  🙂 Of course, it’s mostly a popularity contest as in ‘how many other folks also in that category in the Grammy Association recognize our name and vote for us just based on that’?

Still, I won’t thumb my nose at this- it’s something all the same!!

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2 Responses to Grammy Consideration!!!

  1. Jorge Harada says:

    Alrighty, boys and girls. Let me clarify this Grammy business before things get carried away. NARAS rules stipulate that an individual is not nominated unless you make the final five. We are in the first round balloting which is open to anyone who makes the submission deadline and is a NARAS member, which is thousands and voting has not begun yet.

    NARAS only considers you a nominee when you are in the top five. The five recordings that earn the most votes in each category become the nominees. There may be more than five nominees if there is a tie in the nomination process. Therefore, our chances are… well, you know.

  2. Ruby Dee says:

    Actually, it’s not ‘hundreds of thousands’. There’s only a few thousand NARAS (Grammy) members, so it’s not that outrageous! But what Jorge says is right, more or less. To clarify: there are 30 Fields (General, Pop, Country, Americana, etc), and within each Field are 2-5 Categories (Record, Song, Duo/Group, Solo, etc), resulting in 78 Categories total to be voted on. The thing is, only those registered as NARAS members within each Category can vote there. For example, I am listed as a Songwriter, Composer and Vocalist, so those are the only 3 Categories, throughout every Field, that I can vote on.

    Either way, someone nominated us into the big Grammy hat, and once the ballot goes up, all members will vote in their Categories. If we receive enough votes, then we get onto the final ballot: the final round of voting for the five names in each Category, which results in what most folks think of as being nominated: you get to go to the awards ceremony and all that crazy stuff.

    So where we are now: just names in the first round hat. Still!! That’s exciting all on its own 🙂

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