February 11, 2013

Radmilla Cody at the Grammys

Navajo Singer Radmilla Cody: Grammys-Bound and GratefulNavajo recording artist Radmilla Cody, a former Miss Navajo Nation, is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Regional Roots Album category for Shi K√©yah—Songs For The People, a disc she made with her uncle Herman Cody and released on Canyon Records. Radmilla is the first Native American artist to be recognized in the catch-all rubric that was created two years ago when the Recording Academy decided to discontinue the Native American Album category. (The Regional Roots Album category has not been totally free of indigenous sounds, as Hawaiian music albums received nominations in both years.)

For Cody, the chance to win a Grammy is undoubtedly a highlight of her career, but even if she doesn't come home with the hardware she will have made her presence known at the gala event. She will join several other nominees as a presenter at the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, February 10, from 1 to 3:30 PM Pacific (4 to 6:30 PM Eastern). That event will be hosted by David Alan Grier (nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) and Cody's presenting colleagues include Janis Ian (Best Spoken Word Album for Society's Child: My Autobiography), Kaskade (Best Dance/Electronica Album for Fire & Ice), Britt Nicole (Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Gold) and Manuel Valera (Best Latin Jazz Album, for Manuel Valera New Cuban Express' New Cuban Express). The ceremony will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com.
Former Miss Navajo introduces herself at the Grammy AwardsThe Navajo singer, Radmilla Cody introduced herself at the Grammy last night before celebrities and singers in Navajo. As her sparkled turquoise necklace shine on the crowd, she spoke with great gratitude.

The former Miss Navajo Nation, kicked off the 55th Grammy Awards.

Comment:  Alas, Cody didn't win.

For more on the Grammys, see Radmilla Cody Nominated for Grammy and No Grammys for Indians in 2012.

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Rob said...

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At the Grammys With Radmilla Cody

Just hours prior to the Grammys Pre-Telecast earlier this month, Radmilla Cody, a Navajo recording artist and Grammy nominee, tied her mother’s hair into a traditional Navajo bun as they dressed for music’s biggest night. Both wore Navajo attire, with Radmilla in her most prized piece: A pair of moccasins her grandmother Dorothy made for her when Radmilla was a teenager. Dorothy passed away late last year at the age of 97 just before Cody learned of the Grammy nomination. Before walking out the door of a family friend’s home, her mother Margaret embraced her and tearfully said, “I’m very proud of you. You’ve come a long way. You worked so hard for this.” With tears streaming down her cheeks, Cody responded, “Mom you always said, let them talk. You said you’re going to be somebody and here we are.”