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2013 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM CONTAINS 22 TRACKS FEATURING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ARTISTS AND MEMORABLE SONGS

Album, Available Digitally and in Stores Jan. 22, 2013; Gives Music Fans Two Chances to Attend Music’s Biggest Night®

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Capitol Records and The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® will release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 22, 2013 and provide lucky music and GRAMMY fans two chances to attend the 55th or the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The album features 22 critically acclaimed smash hits from a myriad of chart-topping artists from various genres.

The 19th edition of the best-selling collection includes many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year. A portion of the proceeds from the album benefit the MusiCares Foundation® and the GRAMMY Foundation®— two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

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2013 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM

PRE-ORDERS START DEC.OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND

THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 22, 2013

The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and Capitol Records have teamed to release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 22, 2013, in stores and via digital retailers. The 19th installment of the best-selling series will feature a bevy of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. Following the success of last year’s contest, music fans can log on to www.grammy.com/2013grammyalbum to pre-order the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees album and enter to win a trip for two to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

“It’s an honor to join forces with Capitol Records to deliver a truly diverse collection encompassing a variety of genres and highlighting today’s most talented musicians,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “After the success of last year’s pre-order enter-and-win sweepstakes, we’re once again thrilled to give music fans the opportunity to experience Music’s Biggest Night® firsthand. And, it’s gratifying to be able to continue our support of the crucial work that MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation carry out year-round.”

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Kix Brooks Takes Control on New to This Town

Few people on Music Row, if any, possess a more diverse résumé than Kix Brooks. He can be heard weekly as host of the syndicated radio show “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.” He co-owns Arrington Vineyards, an award-winning winery just south of Nashville in pastoral Arrington, Tenn. He answers fan questions in a column for Country Weekly. He has launched an acting career and started a film company, Team Two Entertainment, in partnership with his son, Eric, director/producer Dustin Rikert and actor/producer William Shockley.  Read the rest of this entry