When the Grammy Awards nominations were announced back in December, one of the biggest headlines was that of Chicago native Chance The Rapper getting 7 nominations but did you know that Chicago’s own Robbie Fulks is nominated alongside Jack White in the American roots music category? Gospel singer Todd Dulaney is nominated alongisde Kirk Franklin and Shirley Ceasar for Best Gospel Album? They, along with other Grammy® nominated midwest artists and music community were fêted at the nominee reception by The Chicago chapter of The Recording Academy® at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (1 S. Michigan Avenue) on Tuesday, January 24th.
Todd Dulaney and Kenya Dulaney
Robbie Fulks and Donna Fulks
The open bar affair courtesy of Pernod Ricard USA treated guests of about 175 members of the Chicago music community in attendance to an awesome four song set performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir, led by Josephine Lee and music by DJ Adam Luksetich of Numero Group.
Midwest artists nominated for a Grammy® awards include: Sean Connors, David Cunliff, Todd Dulaney, Robert Dillon, Robbie Fulks, Jim Ginsburg, Meagan Hennessy, Clara Lyon, Richard Martin, Desiree Ruhstrat, Ken Shipley, David Skidmore and Russell Rolen.
The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. ET., on CBS.
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photo credit: Barry Brecheisen, Jeff Schear