‘Old-Time Smokies Music’ nominated for Grammy
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is announced that the CD, “Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music,” produced by the Park’s nonprofit educational partner, Great Smoky Mountains Association, has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The CD includes 34 historic songs, ballads, and instrumentals recorded in 1939 by “song catcher” Joseph S. Hall.
The Recording Academy announced the Grammy nominees Dec. 5 at a live program broadcast from Nashville and televised by CBS. Great Smoky Mountains Association’s executive director Terry Maddox said, “This has been a huge surprise and a huge honor for a small association like ours. We’re overjoyed at the nomination and proud that we’ve played a role in preserving these very special recordings.”
The little-known Smoky Mountain recordings were collected when Hall ...