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Watch Setzer Rock CMA Country Christmas Special

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Rockabilly king Brian Setzer partnered with country superstar Brad Paisley last night on the CMA Country Christmas Special for a very upbeat “Sleigh Ride.” Enjoy …

Setzer, who was nominated earlier this week for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!, can also be caught live in action during his current Rockabilly Riot! tour. Tour info here.

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Neil Young Wins His First Grammy for his Music

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The legendary Neil Young claimed his first-ever Grammy for his music at Sunday night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The 65-year-old had previously picked up an award for the packaging of his Archives set in 2010, but this year Young’s “Angry World” earned the Grammy for Best Rock Song.

“This is my first Grammy for music and it’s appreciated greatly,” he said in his acceptance speech. “I’m not nervous, but I’m close.”

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Mollin-Produced Mathis Album Nominated for Grammy

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When romantic crooner Johnny Mathis elected to make his first ever full country album, he turned to renowned record producer and Gretsch artist Fred Mollin for an assist. Together they assembled a group of the most talented musicians in Nashville to record songs handpicked by Mathis.

Recorded in a Nashville studio in less than a week with engineer Kyle Lehning, Let it Be Me includes “What a Wonderful World” featuring Lane Brody, while its title track includes vocals by Alison Krauss.

The formula was a success as the album has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

The Grammy awards will be announced on Feb. 13.

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Brian Setzer Earns Grammy Nod

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The Recording Academy revealed its list of Grammy nominees last night during the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, which aired on CBS.

Gretsch signature artist Brian Setzer earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Brian Setzer Orchestra track “Sleepwalk.”

In 1998, Setzer won a Grammy award in the same category with an earlier version of “Sleepwalk,” which appeared on breakthrough album The Dirty Boogie.

Here’s BSO performing the tune at the Montreal Jazz Festival in June 2010.

We’d also like to congratulate rockers Neil Young and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell on their Grammy nods. Young picked up three nominations for material from Le Noise, including Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. Campbell’s band will battle Young for Best Rock Album with Mojo.

The winners will be revealed on Feb. 13, 2011, during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

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