Grammy Nods: Digging Deep

November 28, 2017

The Grammy nominations are out, and while some people may be talking about the super-famous pop singers, and who was and who wasn't snubbed, I looked a little deeper into the list and discovered some interesting and well-deserved nominations.

Nobody seems to pay attention to actual ROCK MUSIC when it comes to the Grammys, but I was happy to see nominations for the Foo Fighters and the late Chris Cornell.

Two nods in the best vocal performance category stood out. First--Bob Dylan was nominated for his SINGING. (You read that correctly). He got a nomination for his album Triplicate. It came out last spring and is his third album offering covers of Frank Sinatra songs. Also on that list was Seth MacFarlane. Yep, the dude from Family Guy. He released a jazz album not long ago called "In Full Swing." One Amazon reviewer said he was "better than Sinatra."

Two artists we lost this year are nominated in the American Roots Performance category--Gregg Allman and Glen Campbell. And in the Contemporary Blues arena, I love all the artists nominated--Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. In fact, I'd much prefer to attend one of their concerts than to watch a single minute of the Grammy Awards Show.

The Grammys air January 28th on CBS.