I am very excited to announce that my new CD, “LEVANTO” is in contention for a Grammy Nomination in the “Best Contemporary World Album” Category this year! I bet you can hear me yelling, “¡Olé!” from where you are right now!
I really need your help. If you wouldn’t mind taking just a few minutes to brainstorm about whom you know and who your contacts might possibly be connected to within the music business…
Did your cousin date Madonna’s bass player?
Does an old high school friend now work for Capitol Record’s recording studio?
I am reaching out to anyone and everyone because only NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) members can vote for my album and get it Grammy Nominated.
I am the underdog here. “LEVANTO” is contending for a category that has many artists with big record companies behind them and big budgets. But, I know a lot of wonderful people (YOU being one of them) and I know that grass-roots efforts like this can sometimes build momentum and really make a difference.
A chance like this only comes a few times in a lifetime and I have to jump on it with every resource available to me and my most precious resource is all of the truly remarkable friends I have made throughout my lifetime.
So, please consider calling or emailing a friend on my behalf and ask them to consider voting for “LEVANTO” by Chris Burton Jácome in the “Best Contemporary World Album” Category for a Grammy Nomination. If you have a blog, or know someone that would be willing to get the word out on a large scale, please send them my way.
Oh, and there is a timeline…the voting has already begun. Ballots are due by Nov. 2nd, 2010 and some voting members are already submitting…so please act fast.
I can’t thank you enough for your consideration in coming to my aid and helping me out with this. I promise I have a big hug to give you next time I see you.
Chris Burton Jácome
Flamenco Guitarist & Composer