Spotlights on the Grammys!
Excitement builds for this Sunday's Grammy Awards Ceremony. To warm up, let's experience three superb nominees performing live in different settings, a true musical teaser!
Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations. The song, "Pumped Up Kicks," was nominated in the category Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Torches was nominated as Best Alternative Music Album. Paul Epworth is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical -- for three of their songs including "I Would Do Anything for You."
Twice-nominated this year, The Civil Wars are up for Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow (270,000+ sold), and for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the title track. "Barton Hollow," a spiritual-like song, refers to a place near the songwriter's roots. This wailing song apparently ponders not just sins but also a tormented man who's sold his soul to the Devil. Check out their eye contact.
The Civil Wars opened for Adele during her American tour. But an electric concert grabbed our attention at The Royal Albert Hall (links are here for ordering "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" on Blu-ray and for Adele singing Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love," a moving tribute to Amy Winehouse). This British songbird sensation collected six Grammy nominations including for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. "Set Fire to the Rain" is from her smashing, nominated album, 21.