The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for this Sunday, February 13 and Sam Bush is using the occasion of his nomination of Circles Around Me in the Best Bluegrass Album category as the basis for a fun Facebook promotion.
Sam is offering a signed, handwritten lyric sheet from the title track for the person who generates the most unique views of a personalized URL which you can obtain through a Facebook app they developed.
Just visit the app on Facebook, enter your email address, and the app will generate a unique URL for you to send your friends on Facebook, email, Twitter or any other media of your choosing. Whoever’s link gets the most views will win the prize.
Sound like fun? Here’s the link to get started. Hats off to the folks at Lotus Nile Media for thinking this one up.
As a recap, here are some of the Grammy awards which involve bluegrass artists.
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 Bluegrass Album:
Circles Around Me – Sam Bush [Sugar Hill Records]
Mountain Soul II – Patty Loveless [Saguaro Road]
Family Circle – The Del McCoury Band [McCoury Music]
Legacy – Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band [Compass Records]
Reckless – The SteelDrivers [Rounder]
As always, these “lesser” awards are not announced during the gala television show on Sunday night, but during their lavish but not so gala Pre-Telecast Ceremony. Though not available on TV, this pre-show program is streamed live online from 4:00-7:15 p.m. (EST) on February 13.
Best of luck to all the nominees!
Good luck as well to Dierks Bentley, Dailey & Vincent and The Steeldrivers, all of whom are up for awards during the prime time TV special Sunday night.