It’s Time for the Grammy Nominations

Grammy Nominations 2o12 Live From Nashville

It’s an historic night in Nashville. The Grammy nominations are being broadcast live by CBS in Music City’s Bridgestone Arena for the first time ever.  That’s a big boost of confidence in the success Nashville is enjoying.

Great songs are written here then placed with exceptional artists who become A Listers globally.  The recent talent coming out of Nashville is scalable in contrast to other regions of the country. Of the various music styles produced here, country continues to be a huge driving force across the country and around the globe.

In the televised nominations only a few categories will be announced, but there are 81 total categories this year. If you pay close attention you can get a pretty good idea how many nominations include indie artists. The percentage of those nominations and Grammy wins has gone up exponentially in the past few years.

Here’s a little info from about the process:

What’s the difference between an entry and a nomination?

Entries are recordings submitted for GRAMMY consideration. Entries that meet all eligibility requirements are then voted on by The Academy’s voting members and the results of that vote are the nominations.

What are the eligibility requirements?

For the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012. Recordings must be in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor, via the Internet, or mail order/retail sales for a nationally marketed product.

It’s important to realize that for each of the 81 categories hundreds of submissions are made, and only 5 are selected to be considered to win the Grammy Award.

What a thrill to be nominated in music’s highest award. By a vote of one’s peers just imagine what it would be like to win. What a rush!


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2017 marks the 33rd year of Janet Hansen’s career as a music marketing specialist. With three Grammy award-winning campaigns to her credit, Hansen has also contributed to the legacy of two of history’s most popular songs. “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams is the most-broadcast instrumental tune in history; and “Louie, Louie” by The Fabulous Wailers is the most-recorded rock song in history. In 2009 Hansen launched the unique music platform Scout66 to encourage reviews of live shows from the ticket-buying public. You may contact Janet at for information on consulting, campaigns, and tour support. Please follow us on Twitter at
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