Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and four nominees have ties to Kansas City.
Pat Metheny’s What’s It All About was nominated for Best New Age Album. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the Kansas City area.
Vocalist Karrin Allyson was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ‘Round Midnight. Allyson was born in Great Bend, Kan., and lived in Kansas City during the 1990s.
Writing about music is fine, but to experience the true essence of music, you need to listen to it or watch a performance. So I’ve started a new feature that I’m really excited about: KC Music Tube.
KC Music Tube collects the videos of KC music artists that are scattered all over the Internet (YouTube mostly). With video, you can see (and hear) what makes them so special.
Posted in Blog Notes, Blues, Classical, Contemporary Christian, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Video
Tagged Big Joe Turner, Gene Clark, Martina McBride, Melissa Etheridge, Oleta Adams, Paul Clark, Tech N9ne, Trampled Under Foot, Virgil Thomson
Martina McBride released her first album in 1992, but it was her second album that gave her first substantial career momentum. That album, The Way That I Am, was released on Sept. 14, 1993.
Martina was born in Sharon, Kan., a town of 200 not far from the Oklahoma line. It’s about 75 miles southwest of Wichita, where she began her professional career. Before singing country, she sang in cover bands that often played in the Kansas City area.