Grammy’s Virginia connections
First things first: Don’t jump all over me if I miss someone. Just stick it in the comments section.
But let’s pay homage to Grammy nominees with Virginia connections. There are some, you know, and you ought to be rooting for them Sunday night.
First, we have Bruce Hornsby of Williamsburg, who’s nominated for best pop instrumental performance (“Song H”). I met him years ago at a University of Virginia basketball game, where he autographed my ticket. Pretty cool!
Tidewater, of course, is a musical powerhouse, with Portsmouth’s Missy Elliott, Virginia Beach’s Timbaland (the producer behind JT’s “Sexy Back” and Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous”), Pharrell Williams and Tappahannock phenom Chris Brown. They’re all nominated.
To the west are perennial Grammy warriors Dr. Ralph Stanley (best traditional folk album) and Charlottesville’s John McCutcheon (best spoken word album for children).
Finally, we have Richmond’s Lamb of God, nominated for best metal performance for “Redneck.” Listen to it here. It’ll rock you to the core!