GSMA shares Grammy stage with music legends
“Old-Time Mountain Music,” a compilation of 34 1930s-era regional recordings that until two years ago lay buried in Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s archives, just missed winning the 2013 Grammy for Best Historical Album on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. The award was presented instead to “The Smile Session,” a Beach Boys’ compilation.
“It was a huge honor to even be considered for a Grammy alongside musicians like Sir Paul McCartney, Woody Guthrie, the Beach Boys and Arizona Dranes,” said Steve Kemp, Great Smoky Mountains Association interpretive products and services director and CD co-producer.
“It really shows how deeply people feel about our old-time mountain music and how the Great Smokies are a special place cherished by millions of people around the world.”
Kemp traveled to Los ...