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Oklahoma Native Earns Grammy Nomination
NORMAN, OK-- A 24-year old Okemah native is headed to Hollywood. John Fullbright's debut album "From the Ground Up" is nominated for a Grammy Award. Fullbright earned the nomination for Best Americana Album.
"That record is really special for a lot of reasons," said Wes Sharon, who produced the album.
Fullbright recorded the album at Sharon's studio, 115 Recording in Norman, Oklahoma. Sharon says all the basic tracks were cut live. He says the project was low budget, but everyone involved in the recording process knew they had something special.
"I think everybody knew it was way better than the average bear," said Sharon.
Although Sharon was proud of the work he did with Fullbright, neither of them expected a Grammy nomination. He still remembers when Fullbright called him with news of their nomination.
"My heart beat pretty fast," he recalled, "it took about 20-minutes for me to realize what he had said."
Greg Johnson of Blue Door Music in Oklahoma City manages Fullbright, he says leading up to the Grammy announcement, there was a lot of buzz from their record distributor in Nashville.
"They said, John might want to keep February 10th open," said Johnson.
Johnson says Fullbright's Grammy nomination is just the first of many milestones in his music career.
"He's a special, special guy," said Johnson, "and I'm very proud of him."
Fullbright will also perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. You can catch his performance streaming online at www.grammy.com. Fullbright's category will not be included in the show's main telecast.
Posted: Thursday, February 7 2013, 09:49 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Habitat for Humanity to donate to tornado victims
June 17, 2013 20:23 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity says it will donate proceeds from sales at its Renovation Station stores in Oklahoma City to help pay for construction and repairs of homes of the May tornado victims.
Habitat said Monday that all proceeds through Aug. 31 will be donated to the project. Habitat is also soliciting donations to help rebuild or repair homes damaged by the tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat for Humanity that sell new and used building supplies, material, appliances, furniture and other household items. There are two in Oklahoma City -- one in north Oklahoma City and the other on the city's southwest side.
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