Georgia Music Partners Congratulates 2013 Georgia GRAMMY® Nominees

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Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the advocacy arm of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, today congratulates the 30 plus GRAMMY® nominations garnered from the Peach State. GMP is a non-profit advocate for promoting the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia.

Leading in nominations is Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), Janelle Monáe, and Tauheed Epps (aka 2 Chainz) each with three nominations. Burton’s work was highlighted with The Black Keys for their platinum-selling album El Camino, while Monáe was featured on the hit “We Are Young,” which she performed with fun. on the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live. Epps is nominated for Best Rap Album for “Based On A T.R.U. Story” as well as his work with Kanye West. In addition, André 3000 (Outkast) received two nominations for his work with Young Jeezy and Frank Ocean. Burton, Monáe, and André 3000 are all nominated for their roles in the prestigious Album of the Year category.

“The high number of GRAMMY nominations from Georgia is a testament to the wealth of music and the music industry in this state,” said Tammy Hurt, Co-President of Georgia Music Partners. “We are delighted that again this year the state of Georgia is so well represented for these awards.”

Co-President Simon Horrocks said, “Georgia has such a rich heritage of musicians and amazing diversity as evidenced by this year’s nominees. The state is an exceptional breeding ground for talent, and we have the music industry workforce, facilities and educational system that will make this an attractive place to do business.”

Georgia nominees include:

  • Ken Oriole – 1 Nomination
  • Ne-Yo – 1 Nomination
  • Usher – 1 Nomination
  • Patrick “jQue” Smith – 1 Nomination
  • Ludacris – 1 Nomination
  • SWV (Leanne “Lelee” Lyons) – 1 Nomination
  • Sam Joseph Dew – 1 Nomination
  • Little Big Town– 1 Nomination
  • Zac Brown Band– 1 Nomination
  • Casting Crowns – 2 Nominations
  • Mark Hall (of Casting Crowns) – 1 Nomination
  • Chris Tomlin – 1 Nomination
  • Micah Massey – 1 Nomination
  • Lecrae – 1 Nomination
  • Steven Lance Ledbetter – 1 Nomination
  • Michael Graves – 1 Nomination
  • The-Dream (Terius Nash) – 2 Nominations

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About Georgia Music Partners

Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, which seeks to grow and protect the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia through economic development efforts, tax incentives and applicable educational opportunities. GMP was formed from a subcommittee of the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® (which produces GRAMMY® Awards). For more information, contact Scott Mills at 678-781-7201, or visit the organization’s website at

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at; a Facebook fan at; and a YouTube channel subscriber at


For Georgia Music Partners
Scott Mills, APR