The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are tonight, and several Hoosiers are nominated for the prestigious awards.
Joey and Rory Feek are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their rendition of ‘If I Needed You.’
Although the couple has spent significant time in Tennessee, Joey Feek is originally from Indiana. According to the IndyStar, she has been battling cancer and made it a goal to live to see the awards ceremony tonight:
Rory’s wife Joey is fighting a losing battle with cancer. She stopped treatment in October and moved with Rory and their daughter back to her home state of Indiana, so she could be surrounded by family. Doctors gave Joey six to nine months to live.
The IU Jacobs School of Music received several faculty and alumni nominations.
The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet earned its third nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album, with its “Intercambio” recording. The quintet also features Michael Spiro, a percussionist and associate professor of music in the percussion and jazz studies departments.
Aaron Sheehan sang on two releases nominated for Best Opera Recording: “Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria” with Boston Baroque and “Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe” with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.
Tenor Daniel Shirley, who recently earned his doctorate, joined Sheehan on “Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria,” which is up for Best Engineered Classical Album in addition to Best Opera Recording.
Recording Arts alumna Laura Sisk contributed engineering skills on one of the hottest albums of the year, Taylor Swift’s “1989,” which is nominated for Album of the Year and several other awards.
The Grammys air on CBS at 8 p.m.