Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

Music marketing ideas for DIY artists, managers, promoters and music biz pros

February 12, 2009

Indie Artists Get Grammy Award Nominations & Wins

According to an email sent by Tony van Veen and CD Baby, the following independent artists (all unsigned CD Baby clients) were nominated for Grammy Awards this year. Some of them even won!

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Linda Jones - Baby I Know

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Wayna - Higher Ground

Best New Age Album
Peter Kater - Ambrosia

Best Tropical Latin Album
Gonzalo Grau Y La Clave Secreta - Frutero Moderno

Best Tejano Album
Tortilla Factory - All That Jazz

Best Traditional Blues Album
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On

Best Traditional Folk Album
Tom Paxton - Comedians & Angels
Peggy Seeger - Bring Me Home
Winner! Pete Seeger - At 89

Best Hawaiian Music Album
Various Artists - Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Master Series, Vol. 2

Best Reggae Album
Winner! Burning Spear - Jah is Real

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Cedric Watson - Cedric Watson

Best Polka Album - Vocal or Instrumental
LynnMarie & Charlie Kelley as The Boxhounds - Speechless
Walter Ostanek and His Band, Jerry Darlak and The Touch, Bob Kravos and His Band -
Back To Back Hall of Fame Polkas

Best Musical Album For Children
Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could -
Here Comes Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Buck Howdy With BB - Around The Campfire

Best Recording Package
The Ditty Bops - Summer Rains

Yes ... Elvin Bishop, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, and Burning Spear are officially considered indie artists. I haven't checked out the facts, but I assume they are no longer signed to labels and are running their careers as free agents. Amen to that!

Congrats to all the "indie" nominees and winners!


Have you seen the new, improved Music Marketing Insiders Club? Get exclusive, members-only resources delivered every week. And, depending on your membership level, you can get access to the incredible "Indie Music Success Vault," 4 free bonuses, and a 30-minute coaching session with me. It's probably a LOT more affordable than you think! Visit for the entire scoop.
Get more tips like these when you subscribe to my free Buzz Factor ezine — the longest running music career tips email newsletter on the planet. Since 1995. Learn more about the free subscription here.

Or just sign up using this quick and easy form:

Your First Name
Your Primary Email

Your email address will not be shared. Unsubscribe at any time.

Connect with

posted by Bob Baker @ 6:57 PM   0 comments


Post a Comment

<< Home