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Creator of Warped Tour Addresses Thoughts About The 2011 Lineup and More!

Kevin Lyman addresses future concert-goers with his thoughts on the Warped Tour 2011 lineup. You can get upcoming updates and past year tour vlogs on the Warped Tour YouTube

First Bands of Warped Tour 2010 Announced


"First band announcements for 2011: Go Radio, We Came As Romans, Dance Gavin Dance, Every Avenue, The Word Alive all playing the whole tour. Bands will be announced on a weekly basis leading up to the main stage band announcements on March 26th. The Warped site is getting hammered with traffic right now so go ahead and chime in HERE!" 

Came from the Vans Warped Tour Twitter today. We will be reporting all band updates until March 26th and you can get tickets to all dates now.

Fri Jun 24, 2011 Center Dallas TX Buy
Sat Jun 25, 2011 The Showgrounds At Sam Houston Race Park Houston TX Buy
Sun Jun 26, 2011 AT&T Center San Antonio TX Buy
Wed Jun 29, 2011 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces NM Buy
Thu Jun 30, 2011 TBA Las Vegas NV Buy
Fri Jul 01, 2011 Pomona Fairplex Pomona CA Buy
Sat Jul 02, 2011 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View CA Buy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park Ventura CA Buy
Wed Jul 06, 2011 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS Buy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Noblesville IN Buy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 TBA Detroit MI Buy
Sat Jul 09, 2011 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park IL Buy
Sun Jul 10, 2011 Canterbury Park Shakopee MN Buy
Tue Jul 12, 2011 Darien Lakes Fields Darien Center NY Buy
Wed Jul 13, 2011 Comcast Center Mansfield MA Buy
Thu Jul 14, 2011 Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain Scranton PA Buy
Fri Jul 15, 2011 The Flats at Arrow Hall Mississauga ON Buy
Sat Jul 16, 2011 Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal QC Buy
Sun Jul 17, 2011 Comcast Theatre Hartford CT Buy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee WI Buy
Wed Jul 20, 2011 TBA Cleveland OH Buy
Thu Jul 21, 2011 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ Buy
Fri Jul 22, 2011 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown PA Buy
Sat Jul 23, 2011 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale NY Buy
Sun Jul 24, 2011 Monmouth Park Raceway Oceanport NJ Buy
Tue Jul 26, 2011 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD Buy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach VA Buy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte NC Buy
Fri Jul 29, 2011 Firestone Ampitheatre Orlando FL Buy
Sat Jul 30, 2011 Cruzan Ampitheatre West Palm Beach FL Buy
Sun Jul 31, 2011 Vinoy Park St.Petersburg FL Buy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood Atlanta GA Buy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati OH Buy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis MO Buy
Fri Aug 05, 2011 Invesco Field at Mile High Denver CO Buy
Sat Aug 06, 2011 Utah State Fairpark Salt Lake City UT Buy
Sun Aug 07, 2011 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix AZ Buy
Tue Aug 09, 2011 Cricket Amphitheatre San Diego CA Buy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 TBA Los Angeles CA Buy
Thu Aug 11, 2011 Sleep Train Amphitheater Marysville CA Buy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Nampa ID Buy
Sat Aug 13, 2011 The Gorge Amphitheatre George WA Buy
Sun Aug 14, 2011 Washington County Fairgrounds Hillsboro OR Buy


Bamboozle Announces First Round of Performers with More To Come

Bamboozle bands

Today was the first launch of the official 2011 Bamboozle website, which is now a glitch-free operation. Get your early bird passes now at a reduced price and start preparing to be in New Jersey the first weekend in May.

Glamour Kills Tour Acts and Dates Announced

Today glamour kills hinted all day and now the 4 bands and all dates have been announced for the tour which will follow it’s usual pattern of being in the spring. Keep checking back to Dad’s Car Radio for more updates on other spring tour announcements.

Glamour Kills Tour Acts and Dates Announced

Lil Wayne, Motley Crue and More Set to Play The Bamboozle Festival


Details from a source who wishes to remain anonymous has revealed a few of the headliners for this springs Bamboozle festival. Although off the record we can say we are almost positive that these bands are set in stone to play the festival. That is, if Weezy is still a free man. More bands to be revealed soon.


-lil wayne

-motley crue

-i see stars


-brand new

-a day to remember


‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless Album Review


With the highly anticipated All Time Low Christmas song coming out this week it's true that the holiday season is in the air. But while we wait for that song there is already a  Christmas album out that not many alternative music fans know about. 'Tis The Season To Be Fearless is a short and sweet Christmas album featuring some of the best bands signed to the Fearless label. 

Amley-Christmas Time Again

The band Amely is a group I was fortunate enough to see this past August in promotion of their recent album release. Their feel good beat, and smooth vocals can get anyone into the festive Christmas mood. The song is also great for the beginning of the CD and the holiday season, realizing we can finally sing the carols without looking like fools.

Artist vs Poet-Christmas With You

One of my favorite bands off of the Fearless label is Artist vs Poet, who you may have seen in the past year as they toured constantly with multiple bands. Building a great fan base to follow their killer sound, they slow it down for something a little more acoustic and a little more festive as well.

Breathe Carolina-Mile High Christmas

Not afraid to add their own personal touch to the track, Breathe Carolina takes their normal sexual persona and screaming talents for this more hard-core track. Reminding us this is an alternative album, Breathe Carolina never fails keep it real. We also love the Snookie joke. 

For All Those Sleeping-Maybe This Christmas

The first thing I notice about the sound of For All Those Sleeping is that they remind me a little bit of my favorite Christmas song, Father Christmas by The Kinks. Keeping that bittersweet sound for a bittersweet track, FATS is a great addition to the album.

Go Radio-O Holy Night

Seeing Go Radio live put them straight on my radar since August, and their energy to light up a room has been captured in their rendition of O Holy Night. Probably the hardest rocking track, it powers through the speakers and for real music lovers, hits that music bone we all know we have, somewhere near the small intestine.

Let's Get It-Down To Us

This being the first time hearing this band, I have to say I underestimated them. They have strong harmonies and a quality sound that is worthy of this record. 

The Maine-Ho Ho Hopefully

This is without a doubt my favorite track, but only because I've known all the words for long over a year now. Off of The Maine's Christmas EP from a while back, they definitely picked the best song to be added to this list of great songs. In the order of the CD it takes a break from all the hard rocking and brings it back down to earth with an acoustic guitar. 

Sparks The Rescue-Christmas Brings Me Down

The album ends on a high note with the ironic track, 'Christmas Brings Me Down' It holds the traditional pop-punk sound and covers all the things I do during the Christmas season, aka stay inside alone. But enough of my awkward tendencies. The song brings the album full circle to make the perfectly wrapped stocking stuffer this season.

Grammy Announcements Reveals The Stars for The Biggest Night In Music


Album Of The Year

The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Recovery — Eminem
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

"Nothin' On You" — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"…. You" — Cee Lo Green
"Empire State Of Mind" — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
"Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

"Beg Steal Or Borrow" — Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
"… You" — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
"The House That Built Me" –Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Love The Way You Lie" — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters 
(Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
"Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

"King Of Anything" — Sara Bareilles
"Halo (Live)" — Beyoncé
"Chasing Pirates" — Norah Jones
"Bad Romance" — Lady Gaga
"Teenage Dream" — Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

"Haven't Met You Yet" — Michael Bublé
"This Is It" — Michael Jackson
"Whataya Want From Me" — Adam Lambert
"Just The Way You Are" — Bruno Mars
"Half Of My Heart — John Mayer

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"Flow" — Laurie Anderson
"Nessun Dorma" — Jeff Beck
"No Mystery" — Stanley Clarke
"Orchestral Intro" — Gorillaz
"Sleepwalk" — The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Best Pop Instrumental Album

"Pushing The Envelope" — Gerald Albright
"Take Your Pick" — Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto
"Heart And Soul" — Kenny G
"Singularity" — Robby Krieger
"Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway" — Kirk Whalum

Best Pop Vocal Album

"My World 2.0" — Justin Bieber
"I Dreamed A Dream" — Susan Boyle
"The Fame Monster" — Lady Gaga
"Battle Studies" — John Mayer
"Teenage Dream" — Katy Perry

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

"Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)" — "Glee" Cast 
"Misery" — Maroon 5 
"The Only Exception" — Paramore 
"Babyfather" — Sade 
"Hey, Soul Sister (Live)" — Train 

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

"Airplanes II" — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams 
"Imagine" — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare 
"If It Wasn't For Bad" — Elton John & Leon Russell 
"Telephone" — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé 
"California Gurls" — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg 


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

"Crazy Love" — Michael Bublé
"The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time" — Barry Manilow
"Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville" — Johnny Mathis
"Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V" — Rod Stewart
"Love Is The Answer" — Barbra Streisand


Best Dance Recording

"Rocket" — Goldfrapp
"In For The Kill" — La Roux
"Dance In The Dark" — Lady Gaga
"Only Girl (In The World)" — Rihanna
"Dancing On My Own" — Robyn

Best Electronic/Dance Album

"These Hopeful Machines" — BT
"Further" — The Chemical Brothers
"Head First" — Goldfrapp
"Black Light" — Groove Armada
"La Roux" — La Roux


Best Rock Song

"Angry World" — Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
"Little Lion Man" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
"Radioactive" — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
"Resistance" — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
"Tighten Up" — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Best Rock Album

Emotion & Commotion — Jeff Beck
"The Resistance" — Muse
"Backspacer" — Pearl Jam
"Mojo" — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
"Le Noise" — Neil Young

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

"Run Back To Your Side" — Eric Clapton
"Crossroads" — John Mayer
"Helter Skelter" — Paul McCartney
"Silver Rider" — Robert Plant
"Angry World" — Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

"Ready To Start" — Arcade Fire
"I Put A Spell On You" — Jeff Beck & Joss Stone 
"Tighten Up" — The Black Keys 
"Radioactive" — Kings Of Leon 
"Resistance" — Muse 

Best Hard Rock Performance

"A Looking In View" — Alice In Chains
"Let Me Hear You Scream" — Ozzy Osbourne
"Black Rain" — Soundgarden
"Between The Lines" — Stone Temple Pilots
"New Fang" — Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song

"Angry World" — Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
"Little Lion Man" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters 
(Mumford & Sons)
"Radioactive" — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters 
(Kings Of Leon)
"Resistance" — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
"Tighten Up" — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriter (The Black Keys)

Best Metal Performance

"El Dorado" — Iron Maiden
"Let The Guilt Go" — Korn
"In Your Words" — Lamb Of God
"Sudden Death" — Megadeth
"World Painted Blood" — Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

"Hammerhead" — Jeff Beck
"Black Mud" — The Black Keys
"Do The Murray" — Los Lobos
"Kundalini Bonfire" — Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
"The Deathless Horsie" — Dweezil Zappa


Best Alternative Music Album

The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses
Brothers — The Black Keys
Broken Bells — Broken Bells
Contra — Vampire Weekend


Best R&B Song

"Bittersweet" — Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)
"Finding My Way Back" — Ivan "Orthodox" Barias, Curt Chambers, Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, Jaheim Hoagland & Miquel Jontel, songwriters (Jaheim)
"Second Chance" — E. Debarge & Mischke, songwriters (El DeBarge)
"Shine" — John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)
"Why Would You Stay" — K. Owens, songwriter (Kem)

Best R&B Album

The Love & War Masterpeace — Raheem DeVaughn
Back To Me — Fantasia
Another Round — Jaheim
Wake Up! — John Legend & The Roots
Still Standing — Monica

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

"Gone Already" — Faith Evans
"Bittersweet" — Fantasia
"Everything To Me" — Monica
"Tired" — Kelly Price
"Holding You Down (Going In Circles)" — Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

"Second Chance" — El DeBarge
"Finding My Way Back" — Jaheim
"Why Would You Stay" — Kem
"We're Still Friends" — (Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild
"There Goes My Baby" — Usher

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

"When A Woman Loves" — R. Kelly
"Hang On In There" — John Legend & The Roots
"You're So Amazing" — Calvin Richardson
"In Between" — Ryan Shaw
"Go [Live]" — Betty Wright

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

"Little One" — Bilal
"… You" — Cee Lo Green
"Orion" — Carolyn Malachi
"Tightrope" — Janelle Monáe & Big Boi
"Still" — Eric Roberson

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

"Take My Time" — Chris Brown & Tank
"Love" — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller 
"You've Got A Friend" — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
"Shine" — John Legend & The Roots 
"Soldier Of Love" — Sade 

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Graffiti — Chris Brown
Untitled — R. Kelly
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher


Best Rap Solo Performance

"Over" — Drake
"Not Afraid" — Eminem
"How Low" — Ludacris
"I'm Back" — T.I.
"Power" — Kanye West

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

"Shutterbugg" — Big Boi & Cutty
"Fancy" — Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
"On To The Next One" — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
"My Chick Bad" — Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
"Lose My Mind" — Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Nothin' On You" — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Deuces" — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall 
"Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem & Rihanna 
"Empire State Of Mind" — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys 
"Wake Up! Everybody" — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common 

Best Rap Song

"Empire State Of Mind" — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
"Love The Way You Lie" — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters 
(Eminem & Rihanna)
"Not Afraid" — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem)
"Nothin' On You" — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
"On To The Next One" — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

Best Rap Album

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray — B.o.B
Thank Me Later — Drake
Recovery — Eminem
The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z
How I Got Over — The Roots


Best Country Song

"The Breath You Take" — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)
"Free" — Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
"The House That Built Me" — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"I'd Love To Be Your Last" — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
"If I Die Young" — Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)
"Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album

Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Revolution — Miranda Lambert

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

"Satisfied" — Jewel
"The House That Built Me" — Miranda Lambert
"Swingin'" — LeAnn Rimes
"Temporary Home" — Carrie Underwood
"I'd Love To Be Your Last" — Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

"Macon" — Jamey Johnson
"Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)" — Toby Keith
"Turning Home" — David Nail
"'Til Summer Comes Around" — Keith Urban
"Gettin' You Home" — Chris Young

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

"Free" — Zac Brown Band
"Elizabeth" — Dailey & Vincent
"Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum
"Little White Church" — Little Big Town
"Where Rainbows Never Die" — The SteelDrivers

Best Country Instrumental Performance

"Tattoo Of A Smudge" — Cherryholmes
"Magic #9" — The Infamous Stringdusters
"New Chance Blues" — Punch Brothers
"Willow Creek" — Darrell Scott
"Hummingbyrd" — Marty Stuart

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

"Bad Angel" — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson 
"Pride (In The Name Of Love)" — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers 
"As She's Walking Away" — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
"Hillbilly Bone" — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins 
"I Run To You" — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith 


Best New Age Album

Ocean — Michael Brant DeMaria
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 4 — Kitaro
Dancing Into Silence — R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman
Miho: Journey To The Mountain — Paul Winter Consort
Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 4 — Zamora


Best Contemporary Jazz Album

The Stanley Clarke Band — The Stanley Clarke Band
Never Can Say Goodbye — Joey DeFrancesco
Now Is The Time
— Jeff Lorber Fusion
To The One — John McLaughlin
Backatown — Trombone Shorty

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee — Dee Dee Bridgewater
Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B — Freddy Cole
When Lights Are Low — Denise Donatelli
Ages — Lorraine Feather
Water — Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

"Solar" — Alan Broadbent, soloist (Track from: Live At Giannelli Square: Volume 1)
"A Change Is Gonna Come" – Herbie Hancock, soloist (Track from: The Imagine Project)
"Body And Soul" — Keith Jarrett, soloist (Track from: Jasmine)
"Lonely Woman" — Hank Jones, soloist (Track from: Pleased To Meet You)
"Van Gogh" — Wynton Marsalis, soloist (Track from: Portrait In Seven Shades (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra) )

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Positootly! — John Beasley
The New Song And Dance — Clayton Brothers
Historicity — Vijay Iyer Trio
Moody 4B — James Moody
Providencia — Danilo Perez

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Infernal Machines — Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2 — Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet
Pathways — Dave Holland Octet
54 — Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza
Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard — Mingus Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Tango Grill — Pablo Aslan
Second Chance — Hector Martignon
Psychedelic Blues — Poncho Sanchez
Chucho's Steps — Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers
¡Bien Bien! — Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


Best Gospel Performance

"He Wants It All" — Forever Jones
"You Hold My World" — Israel Houghton
"Nobody Greater" — VaShawn Mitchell
"He's Been Just That Good" — Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway
"Grace" — BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Song

"Beautiful Things" — Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor, songwriters (Gungor)
"Better Than A Hallelujah" — Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford, songwriters (Amy Grant)
"It's What I Do" — Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
"Our God" — Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
"Return To Sender" — Gordon Kennedy, songwriter (Ricky Skaggs)

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album

Church Music — David Crowder Band
For Those Who Wait — Fireflight
Beautiful Things — Gungor
Rehab — Lecrae
Hello Hurricane — Switchfoot

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Beauty Will Rise — Steven Curtis Chapman
Love God. Love People. — Israel Houghton
Pieces Of A Real Heart — Sanctus Real
Mosaic — Ricky Skaggs
Tonight — TobyMac

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Times Like These — Austins Bridge
The Reason — Diamond Rio
Expecting Good Things — Jeff & Sheri Easter
Journey On — Ty Herndon
Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River — Karen Peck & New River

Best Traditional Gospel Album

The Experience — Vanessa Bell Armstrong
A City Called Heaven — Shirley Caesar
Downtown Church — Patty Griffin
Here I Am — Marvin Sapp
All In One — Karen Clark Sheard]

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Get Ready — Forever Jones
Love Unstoppable — Fred Hammond
Triumphant — VaShawn Mitchell
Aaron Sledge — Aaron Sledge
Still — BeBe & CeCe Winans


Best Americana Album

The List — Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust — Los Lobos
Country Music — Willie Nelson 
Band Of Joy — Robert Plant
You Are Not Alone — Mavis Staples

Best Traditional Blues Album

Giant — James Cotton
Memphis Blues — Cyndi Lauper
The Well — Charlie Musselwhite
Joined At The Hip — Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites — Jimmie Vaughan

Best Americana Album

The List — Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust — Los Lobos
Country Music — Willie Nelson
Band Of Joy — Robert Plant
You Are Not Alone — Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album

Circles Around Me — Sam Bush
Mountain Soul II — Patty Loveless
Family Circle — The Del McCoury Band
Legacy — Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Reckless — The SteelDrivers

Best Traditional Blues Album

Giant — James Cotton
Memphis Blues — Cyndi Lauper
The Well — Charlie Musselwhite
Joined At The Hip — Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites — Jimmie Vaughan

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Nothing's Impossible — Solomon Burke
Tribal — Dr. John And The Lower 911
Living Proof — Buddy Guy
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook — Bettye LaVette
Live! In Chicago — Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett

Best Traditional Folk Album

Genuine Negro Jig — Carolina Chocolate Drops
Onward And Upward — Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy
Memories Of John — The John Hartford Stringband
Maria Muldaur & Her Garden Of Joy — Maria Muldaur
Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved — Ricky Skaggs

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Love Is Strange – En Vivo Con Tino — Jackson Browne & David Lindley
The Age Of Miracles — Mary Chapin Carpenter
Somedays The Song Writes You — Guy Clark
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise — Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Dream Attic — Richard Thompson

Best Hawaiian Music Album

Huana Ke Aloha — Tia Carrere
Amy Hanaiali'i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii — Amy Hanaiali'i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii
Polani — Daniel Ho
The Legend — Ledward Kaapana
Maui On My Mind – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar — Jeff Peterson

Best Native American Music Album

XI — Bear Creek
Temptations: Cree Round Dance Songs — Northern Cree
Woodnotes Wyld: Historic Flute Sounds From The Dr. Richard W. Payne Collection — Peter Phippen
2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance — (Various Artists)

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Zydeco Junkie — Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band
En Couleurs — Feufollet
Happy Go Lucky — D.L. Menard
Back Home — The Pine Leaf Boys
Creole Moon: Live At The Blue Moon Saloon — Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole


Best Latin Pop Album

Poquita Ropa — Ricardo Arjona
Alex Cuba — Alex Cuba
Boleto De Entrada — Kany Garcia
Paraiso Express — Alejandro Sanz
Otra Cosa — Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album

Oro — ChocQuibTown
Amor Vincit Omnia — Draco
El Existential — Grupo Fantasma
Bulevar 2000 — Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
1977 — Ana Tijoux

Best Tropical Latin Album

Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso — El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
Asondeguerra — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Irrepetible — Gilberto Santa Rosa
Viva La Tradición — Spanish Harlem Orchestra
100 Sones Cubanos — (Various Artists)

Best Regional Mexican Album

There were fewer than ten artists entered into this category, so per Academy rules The Recording Academy will not be announcing nominations or presenting a GRAMMY Award in this category this year.

Best Tejano Album

Recuerdos — Little Joe & La Familia
Sabes Bien — Juan P. Moreno
In The Pocket — Joe Posada
Homenaje A Mi Padre — Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso
Cookin — Tortilla Factory

Best Norteño Album

Indispensable — Angel Fresnillo
Classic — Intocable
Ni Hoy Ni Mañana — Gerardo Ortiz
Desde La Cantina Volumen 1 — Pesado
Intensamente — Principez De La Musica Norteña

Best Banda Album

Ando Bien Pedo — Banda Los Recoditos
Caricias Compradas… — Cuisillos
Con La Fuerza Del Corrido — El Chapo
Enamórate De Mí — El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
Todo Depende De Ti — La Arrolladora Banda El Limon


Best Reggae Album

Before The Dawn — Buju Banton
Isaacs Meets Isaac — Gregory Isaacs & King Isaac
Revelation — Lee "Scratch" Perry
Made In Jamaica — Bob Sinclair And Sly & Robbie
One Pop Reggae + — Sly & Robbie And The Family Taxi
Legacy An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh — Andrew Tosh


Best Traditional World Music Album

Pure Sounds — Gyuto Monks Of Tibet
I Speak Fula — Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Grace — Soweto Gospel Choir
Ali And Toumani — Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Tango Universal — Vayo

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks — Béla Fleck
All In One — Bebel Gilberto
ÕŸÖ — Angelique Kidjo
Bom Tempo — Sergio Mendes
Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call — Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon


Best Musical Album For Children

Here Comes Science — They Might Be Giants
Jungle Gym — Justin Roberts
Sunny Days — Battersby Duo
Tomorrow's Children — Pete Seeger With The Rivertown Kids And Friends
Weird Things Are Everywhere! — Judy Pancoast

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive Edition — Selma Blair
The Best Candy In The Whole World — Bill Harley
Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat — (Various Artists) Jim Cravero, Paula Lizzi & Steve Pullara, producers
Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies — Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Nanny McPhee Returns — Emma Thompson


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

American On Purpose — Craig Ferguson
The Bedwetter — Sarah Silverman
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) — Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver)
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Future… — Michael J. Fox
This Time Together: Laughter And Reflection — Carol Burnett
The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even — Woody Allen


Best Comedy Album

Cho Dependent — Margaret Cho
I Told You I Was Freaky — Flight Of The Conchords
Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt — Kathy Griffin
Stark Raving Black — Lewis Black
Weapons Of Self Destruction — Robin Williams


Best Musical Show Album

American Idiot (Featuring Green Day) — Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others)
Fela! — Robert Sher, producer (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, composer; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White & Others)
A Little Night Music — Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (2009 Broadway Revival Cast With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury & Others)
Promises, Promises — David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth & Others)
Sondheim On Sondheim — Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Barbara Cook , Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & Others)


Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

"Crazy Heart" — (Various Artists)
"Glee: The Music, Volume 1" — (Glee Cast)
"Tremé" — (Various Artists)
"True Blood – Volume 2" — (Various Artists)
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

"Alice In Wonderland" — Danny Elfman, composer
"Avatar" — James Horner, composer
"Inception" — Hans Zimmer, composer
"Sherlock Holmes" — Hans Zimmer, composer
"Toy Story 3" — Randy Newman, composer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

"Down In New Orleans" (From "The Princess And The Frog") — Randy Newman, songwriter (Dr. John)
"I See You" (From "Avatar") — Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner, songwriters (Leona Lewis)
"Kiss Like Your Kiss" (From "True Blood") — Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello)
"This City" (From "Tremé") — Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle)
"The Weary Kind" (From "Crazy Heart") — Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters (Ryan Bingham)


Best Instrumental Composition

Aurora — Patrick Williams, composer (Patrick Williams The Big Band)
Battle Circle — Gerald Clayton, composer (Clayton Brothers)
Box Of Cannoli — Tim Hagans, composer (The Norrbotten Big Band)
Fourth Stream…La Banda — Bill Cunliffe, composer (Temple University Symphony Orchestra)
The Path Among The Trees — Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Carlos — Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest)
Fanfare For A New Day — Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams The Big Band)
Itsbynne Reel — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Dave Eggar)
Monet — Ted Nash, arranger (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra)
Skip To My Lou — Frank Macchia, arranger (Frank Macchia)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Baba Yetu — Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Baby — Roger Treece, arranger (Bobby McFerrin)
Based On A Thousand True Stories — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings)
Don't Ex
plain — Geoffrey Keezer, arranger (Denise Donatelli)
Imagine — Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)


Best Recording Package

Brothers — Michael Carney, art director (The Black Keys)
Eggs — Malene Mathiasson, Malthe Fischer, Kristoffer Rom, Nis Svoldgård & Aske Zidore, art directors (Oh No Ono)
Hadestown — Brian Grunert, art director (Anaïs Mitchell)
What Will We Be — Devendra Banhart & Jon Beasley, art directors (Devendra Banhart)
Yonkers NY — Andrew Taray, art director (Chip Taylor)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Light: On The South Side — Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)
Minotaur (Deluxe Edition) — Jeff Anderson & Vaughan Oliver, art directors (The Pixies)
A Sideman's Journey (Limited Collector's Super Deluxe Box Set) — Daniel Reiss & Klaus Voormann, art directors (Voormann & Friends)
Story Island — Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (Various Artists)
Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set) — Rob Jones & Jack White III, art directors (The White Stripes)


Best Album Notes

Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 — Gage Averill, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Keep An Eye On The Sky — Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)
Side Steps — Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
There Breathes A Hope: The Legacy Of John Work II And His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916 — Doug Seroff, album notes writer (Fisk University Jubilee Quartet)
True Love Cast Out All Evil — Will Sheff, album notes writer (Roky Erickson With Okkervil River)


Best Historical Album

Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937
The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)
The Complete Mother's Best Recordings…Plus!
Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More
Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Battle Studies — Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin, engineers (John Mayer)
Dirty Side Down — John Keane, engineer (Widespread Panic)
Emotion & Commotion — Steve Lipson, engineer (Jeff Beck)
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise — Ryan Freeland, engineer (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
Pink Elephant — Seth Presant & Leon F. Sylvers III, engineers (N'dambi)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Rob Cavallo — Brand New Eyes (Paramore) (A); Hang Cool Teddy Bear (Meat Loaf) (A); Happy Hour (Uncle Kracker) (A); Music Again (Adam Lambert) (T); Soaked (Adam Lambert) (T); Sure Fire Winners (Adam Lambert) (T); Time For Miracles (Adam Lambert) (T); When It's Time (Green Day) (T)

Danger Mouse — Broken Bells (Broken Bells) (A); Dark Night Of The Soul (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A); Tighten Up (The Black Keys) (T)

Dr. Luke — California Gurls (Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T); For Your Entertainment (Adam Lambert) (T); Hungover (Kesha) (T); Kiss N Tell (Kesha) (T); Magic (B.o.B. Featuring Rivers Cuomo) (T); Take It Off (Kesha) (T); Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) (T); Your Love Is My Drug (Kesha) (T)

RedOne — Alejandro (Lady Gaga) (S); Bad Romance (Lady Gaga) (S); The Fame Monster (Lady Gaga) (A); I Like It (Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull) (S); More (Usher) (T); We Are The World 25 For Haiti (Artists For Haiti) (S); Whole Lotta Love (Mary J. Blige) (S)

The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine) — Billionaire (Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars) (T); Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Mike Posner) (T); … You (Cee Lo Green) (S); Island Queen (Sean Kingston) (T); Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars) (S); Nothin' On You (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars) (T)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Fantasy (Morgan Page Remix) — Morgan Page, remixer (Nadia Ali)
Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix Edit) — Wolfgang Gartner, remixer (Andy Caldwell Featuring Gram'ma Funk)
Orpheus (Quiet Carnival) (Funk Generation Mix) — Mike Rizzo, remixer (Sergio Mendes)
Revolver (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix) — David Guetta, remixer (Madonna)
Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix) — Axel Hedfors & Dragan Roganovic, remixers (The Temper Trap)


Best Surround Sound Album

Britten's Orchestra — Keith O. Johnson, surround mix engineer; Keith O. Johnson, surround mastering engineer; David Frost, surround producer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
The Incident — Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Porcupine Tree)
Parallax Eden — David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber)
Songs And Stories (Monster Music Version) — Don Murray, surround mix engineer; Sangwook Nam & Doug Sax, surround mastering engineers; John Burk, Noel Lee & Marcus Miller, surround producers (George Benson)
Trondheimsolistene – In Folk Style — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (TrondheimSolistene)


Best Engineered Album, Classical

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina — Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Have You Ever Been…? — Robert Friedrich, engineer (Turtle Island Quartet, Stefon Harris & Mike Marshall)
Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse — David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works — Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg & David Sabee, engineers (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)
Vocabularies — Steve Miller, Allen Sides & Roger Treece, engineers (Bobby McFerrin)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh — Corigliano: Violin Concerto 'The Red Violin' (Michael Ludwig, JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra); Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony); Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra); Tower Of The Eight Winds – Music For Violin & Piano By Judith Shatin (Borup-Ernst Duo); Tyberg: Symphony No. 3; Piano Trio (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra); Wind Serenades (Gregory Wolynec & Gateway Chamber Ensemble)

David Frost — Britten's Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony); Chambers, Evan: The Old Burying Ground (Kenneth Kiesler & The University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra); Dorman, Avner: Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano And Concerto Grosso (Andrew Cyr, Eliran Avni, Mindy Kaufman, Avi Avital & Metropolis Ensemble); The 5 Browns In Hollywood (5 Browns); Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project); Meeting Of The Spirits (Matt Haimovitz); Two Roads To Exile (ARC Ensemble)

Tim Handley — Adams: Nixon In China (Marin Alsop, Tracy Dahl, Marc Heller, Thomas Hammons, Maria Kanyova, Robert Orth, Chen-
Ye Yan, Opera Colorado Chorus & Colorado Symphony Orchestra); Debussy: Le Martyre De Saint Sébastien (Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon); Dohnányi: Variations On A Nursery Song (JoAnn Falletta, Eldar Nebolsin & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra); Harris: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (Marin Alsop & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Hubay: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 (Chloë Hanslip, Andrew Mogrelia & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Messiaen: Poèmes Pour Mi (Anne Schwanewilms, Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon); Piazzolla: Sinfonía Buenos Aires (Daniel Binelli, Tianwa Yang, GiancarloGuerro & Nashville Symphony Orchestra); Ries: Works For Flute And Piano (Uwe Grodd & Matteo Napoli); Roussel: Symphony No. 1 (Stéphane Denève & Royal Scottish National Orchestra); Shchedrin: Concertos For Orchestra Nos. 4 & 5 (Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Stamitz: Flute Concertos (Robert Aitken, Donatas Katkus & St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra); Strauss, R: Josephs-Legende; Rosenkavalier; Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Orchestral Suites) (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin — Brubeck: Songs Of Praise (Lynne Morrow, Richard Grant, Quartet San Francisco & The Pacific Mozart Ensemble); Cascade Of Roses (Janice Weber); Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar (Marc Regnier); If I Were A Bird (Michael Lewin); Kletzki: Piano Concerto (Joseph Banowetz, Thomas Sanderling & Russian Philharmonic Orchestra); Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams); Rubinstein: Piano Music (1852-1894) (Joseph Banowetz); Rubinstein: Piano Music (1871-1890) (Joseph Banowetz); 20th Century Harp Sonatas (Sarah Schuster Ericsson)

James Mallinson — Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Bernard Haitink, Duain Wolfe, Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra); Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer (Valery Gergiev, Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin, Kristina Kapustinskaya, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra); Strauss, R: Ein Heldenleben; Webern: Im Sommerwind (Bernard Haitink & Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Strauss, R: Eine Alpensinfonie (Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra); Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante (Gautier Capuçon, Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre); Wagner: Parsifal (Valery Gergiev, Gary Lehman, Violeta Urmana, René Pape, Evgeny Nikitin, Alexei Tanovitski, Nikolai Putilin, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra)


Best Classical Album

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 — Mariss Jansons, conductor
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse — Gil Rose, conductor
Sacrificium — Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Verdi: Requiem — Riccardo Muti, conductor

Best Orchestral Performance

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 — Mariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)
Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse — Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert (Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals)
Salieri: Overtures & Stage Music — Thomas Fey, conductor (Mannheimer Mozartorchester)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Symphony In Three Movements; Four Études — Pierre Boulez, conductor (Roxana Constantinescu, Kyle Ketelsen & Nicholas Phan; Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Berg: Lulu — Antonio Pappano, conductor; Agneta Eichenholz, Jennifer Larmore, Klaus Florian Vogt & Michael Volle; David Groves, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
Hasse: Marc' Antonio E Cleopatra — Matthew Dirst, conductor; Jamie Barton & Ava Pine; Keith Weber, producer (Ars Lyrica Houston)
Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin — Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)
Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer — Valery Gergiev, conductor; Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin & Kristina Kapustinskaya; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
Sullivan: Ivanhoe — David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Neal Davies, Geraldine McGreevy, James Rutherford, Toby Spence & Janice Watson; Brian Pidgeon, producer (BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Adrian Partington Singes)

Best Choral Performance

Bach: Cantatas — Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Erwin Ortner, chorus master
Baltic Runes — Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Haydn: The Creation — René Jacobs, conductor; Hans-Christoph Rademann, choir director
Martin: Golgotha — Daniel Reuss, conductor
Verdi: Requiem — Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Terrence Wilson (Nashville Symphony)
Dorman, Avner: Mandolin Concerto — Andrew Cyr, conductor; Avi Avital (Metropolis Ensemble)
Kletzki: Piano Concerto In D Minor, Op. 22 — Thomas Sanderling, conductor; Joseph Banowetz (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24 — Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)
Porter, Quincy: Concerto For Viola & Orchestra — John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Eliesha Nelson (Northwest Sinfonia)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Chopin: The Nocturnes — Nelson Freire
Hamelin: Études — Marc-André Hamelin
Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement — Paul Jacobs
Paganini: 24 Caprices — Julia Fischer
20th Century Harp Sonatas — Sarah Schuster Ericsson

Best Chamber Music Performance

Beethoven: Complete Sonatas For Violin & Piano — Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov
Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar — Marc Regnier (Tacy Edwards, Natalia Khoma & Marco Sartor)
Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 — Parker Quartet
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works — Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams (Douglas Rioth; Northwest Sinfonia)
Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 — Fred Sherry String Quartet (Christopher Oldfather & Rolf Schulte)

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Ceremony And Devotion – Music For The Tudors — Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen
Dinastia Borja — Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó & Furio Zanasi; Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Josep Piera & Francisco Rojas)
Trondheimsolistene – In Folk Style — Øyvind Gimse & Geir Inge Lotsberg, conductors (Emilia Amper & Gjermund Larsen;TrondheimSolistene)
Victoria: Lamentations Of Jeremiah — Peter Phillips, conductor; The Tallis Scholars
Whitacre, Eric: Choral Music — Noel Edison, conductor; Elora Festival Singers (Carol Bauman & Leslie De'Ath)

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Ombre De Mon Amant – French Baroque Arias — Anne Sofie Von Otter (William Christie; Les Arts Florissants)
Sacrificium — Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
Turina: Canto A Sevilla — Lucia Duchonová (Celso Antunes; NDR Radiophilharmonie)
Vivaldi: Opera Arias – Pyrotechnics — Vivica Genaux (Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante)
Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder —
Measha Brueggergosman (Franz Welser-Möst; The Cleveland Orchestra)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Daugherty, Michael: Deus Ex Machina — Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero)
Henze, Hans Werner: Appassionatamente Plus — Hans Werner Henze (Stefan Soltesz)
Lindberg, Magnus: Graffiti – Magnus Lindberg (Sakari Oramo)
Pärt, Arvo: Symphony No. 4 — Arvo Pärt (Esa-Pekka Salonen)
Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich: The Enchanted Wanderer — Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Valery Gergiev)

Best Classical Crossover Album

Meeting Of The Spirits — Matt Haimovitz (Amaryllis Jarczyk, Jan Jarczyk, John McLaughlin, Dominic Painchaud, Leanna Rutt & Matt Wilson)
Off The Map — The Silk Road Ensemble
Roots – My Life, My Song — Jessye Norman (Ira Coleman, Steve Johns, Mike Lovatt, Mark Markham & Martin Williams)
Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns — Lucas Richman, conductor (Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Kaori Omura, Dulce Pontes, Jia Ruhan, Aoi Tada & Frederica von Stade; Anonymous 4 & Soweto Gospel Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Vocabularies — Bobby McFerrin


Best Short Form Music Video

"Ain't No Grave / The Johnny Cash Project" — Johnny Cash; Chris Milk, video director; Jennifer Heath, Aaron Koblin & Rick Rubin, video producers
"Love The Way You Lie (Explicit Version)" — Eminem & Rihanna; Joseph Kahn, video director; Maryann Tanedo, video producer
"Stylo" — Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack; Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett, video directors; Cara Speller, video producer
"… You" — Cee Lo Green; Matt Stawski, video director; Paul Bock, video producer
"Bad Romance" — Lady Gaga; Francis Lawrence, video director; Heather Heller, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video

"No Distance Left To Run" — Blur; Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern & Giorgio Testi, video directors; Thomas Benski, Laura Collins & Lucas Ochoa, video producers
"When You're Strange" — The Doors; Tom Dicillo, video director; John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski & Dick Wolf, video producers
"The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story" — Arif Mardin; Doug Biro & Joe Mardin, video directors; Doug Biro & Joe Mardin, video producers
"Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" — Rush; Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video directors; Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video producers
"Under Great White Northern Lights" — The White Stripes; Emmett Malloy, video director; Ian Montone & Mike Sarkissian, video producers,0,4822287.htmlstory

Ke$ha Releases We R Who We R Music Video

Our favorite party girl released the music video for the single off her new album Cannibal today, doing what she does best, partying. Besides the blatant product placement for booze and dating sites I didn't mind the video at all. It was still edgy yet kept far away from the line of raunchy that so many videos cross. Decked out in interesting fashion choices Ke$ha goes ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hard for the video bound to be seen by millions. 

Site Glitch Reveals The First Bands for The Bamboozle Festival


Upon visiting the Bamboozle festival website, a list of the first bands announced flashes before going back to the Boozle Friday promo page. After many tries to screencap the image, we finally achieved out goal and were able to find out who you might be seeing the first weekend of May.

  • A loss for words
  • animals as leaders
  • circa survivs
  • eat me while im hot
  • for today
  • i am the avalance 
  • river city extension
  • runner runner
  • rc bandits
  • starz angels
  • super smash bros.
  • texas in july
  • the youth ahead
  • upona  burning body
  • vanna
  • wicker hollow

more bands to be announced soon