It’s Grammy Time, Where are All the Natives?

Feb 7, 2013

Fri. 2/8 11a: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, February 10th. Hundreds of music artists are eager to put their hands on the mini gold gramophone trophy, but where are the Natives?

In 2012, the Native American category was eliminated from the Grammys. Although some Hawaiian artists made the list last year, no Native American artists from Turtle Island were nominated. This year, Radmilla Cody from the Navajo Nation will represent in the Grammy Regional Roots Music Album category for her album “Shi Keyah: Songs for the People.”

As many await the opening of this category’s envelope, we ask – what is the meaning of a Grammy nomination? Is a Grammy necessary to achieve true success in the music industry?