Friday, February 9, 2007

Hawaiian Grammy Nominees Not Prone To Jealous Rivalries

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Grammy Awards are set for Sunday (Feb. 11), and while some nominees may get jealous of the winners, that won’t happen in the Hawaiian Music category.

That’s according to Amy Hanaialii, who is nominated for her album, Generation Hawaii.

She’s sure none of the nominees will get angry at the winner because, she points out, “half of them are my uncles.”

Hanaialii says Hawaiian musicians are simply happy to be nominated, especially since the category has only been around three years.

She’s hoping that the Grammy committee eventually decides to add more sub-categories in the genre. In her words, “The one award is a foot in the door but you have two vocalists competing against three slack key guitarists.

Although Hawaiian music is most popular in Hawaii, Hanaialii believes that if Norah Jones can sell records, so can she.

In fact, she’s already discovered the music pops up in the strangest places. As she puts it, “A lot of surgeons in New York play my record in the operating rooms.”

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