Cobh Musician Named Three Times On First-round Ballot For This Year’s Grammy Awards

By Alan Sheehan

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Cobh’s Jamie Stanton was named on the first-round ballots for the 60th Annual Grammy awards.
It marks the second time that the multi-instrumentalist from East Cork has made the longlist for the Grammys, with his song Livin’ It High from his 2015 debut album Flying Colours making last year’s voting list for Best Country Performance and Record of the Year.
“I’m thrilled to be nominated on the longlist for the second time,” said Jamie Stanton. “It doesn’t happen often. It was great for it to happen once and especially so for it to happen a second time. It will be a long wait. My second album drops in a few months so that is my priority right now, but I will be waiting to see what happens.”
Mr Stanton’s song Destination Nowhere, also from Flying Colours, is longlisted for Record of the Year, Best Solo Country Performance, and Best Music Video. Outlaw, from his same album, made the first-round ballot for Best Music Video.
The late Lawrence White who passed away a year ago produced, mixed and mastered both tracks, with Brian O’Glanby of Restless Crest Productions is responsible for the video to Destination Nowhere, while Rian Macsuibhne produced and directed the video for Outlaw.
Mr Stanton’s third nomination originates from his performance on the track Hope, Peace and Honesty which is written and performed by James Gardiner, who is also joined by Anna Lissa Jack, Christopher Morales and Rian Macsuibhne.
Mr Stanton’s nominations were entered on the ballot sheet by Rian Music in San Francisco, founded in 2007 and ran by Mr MacSuibhne.
“I’d like to thank Rian Macsuibhne of Rian Music in San Francisco,” said Mr Stanton. “He’s been extremely good to myself, and to Cork acts MINDRIOT and Myles Gaffney who are both on the list as well. We would all be friends and the nominations wouldn’t have happened without him.”
Speak by MINDRIOTmt is up for Record of the Year and Best Rock Song, while two of Myles Gaffney’s self-penned songs – Song for Fallen Mothers and Come Hold My Hand Son – are on the longlist for Song of the Year.
The final shortlist nominations for this year’s Grammys will be announced on Tuesday, 28 November with the official awards ceremony slated for Sunday, 28 January of next year.

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