Brandi Carlile, who’s been on a roll with the Grammys in recent years, could add to her stash as nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Carlile was nominated multiple times, including in the prestigious record of the year and song of the year categories. She was among a number of artists with Seattle-area ties who received nods, including Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell, Fleet Foxes, Seattle Symphony and Brandy Clark.
The Maple Valley singer-songwriter’s melancholy song, “Right on Time,” from the album “In These Silent Days” is up for record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance. Also up for song of the year is “A Beautiful Noise,” Carlile’s duet with Alicia Keys, which they recorded and co-wrote (with a team of other songwriters including Brandy Clark, who hails from Morton, Lewis County) to encourage people to vote in the 2020 election.
Clark’s “Same Devil,” featuring Carlile, was nominated for best American roots performance.
Carlile posted on Twitter: “It takes a lot to shut me up, but I am stunned speechless and over the moon with gratitude and happiness for myself and all my friends who got their flowers this morning … Congratulations everyone, and happy Grammy Day!!”
The Foo Fighters were nominated for best rock album for “Medicine at Midnight” while their “Waiting on a War” is up for best rock song. They were also nominated for best rock performance for “Making a Fire.” A Grammy win in January would wrap up an incredible couple of years for the band, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in October and christened Climate Pledge Arena with its first concert.
Chris Cornell was nominated for best rock album for “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1,” a late 2020 surprise release billed as the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s “last fully completed studio album” before his death in 2017. Cornell was also nominated for best rock performance for “Nothing Compares 2 U” from that album.
Indie rockers Fleet Foxes scored a nomination for best alternative music album for “Shore.” It’s an album that the band’s frontman, Robin Pecknold, says rekindled his love for music, which had been waning from the pressures of commercial success. Though Pecknold lives in New York City now, Pecknold says the album was partially about “pining for nature” and the Northwest while stuck in lockdown during the height of the pandemic in the Big Apple.
Seattle Symphony earned a nod for best orchestral performance for “Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy,” conducted by its music director, Thomas Dausgaard.
“It is exciting and rewarding for us at the Seattle Symphony to see that the orchestra’s great work is being recognized again,” Krishna Thiagarajan, Seattle Symphony president and CEO, said in a statement. “The honor is especially gratifying as we emerge from the disruption of the pandemic, and it is testament to Thomas Dausgaard’s brilliance on stage.”
Natalie Grant, who was born in the Seattle area and went to Northwest University in Kirkland, is up to win the award for best Christian contemporary album for “No Stranger.”
Deftones are up for two awards for songs from their newest album: best rock performance for “Ohms” and best metal performance for “Genesis.” Seattle-based producers Terry Date and Andy Park worked on the album, and Date says they recorded and mixed “Ohms” at his studio in Woodinville. The Mike Shinoda remix of “Passenger,” an earlier Deftones song produced by Date, was nominated for best remixed recording.
J. Cole’s “My Life,” featuring 21 Savage and Morray, was produced by Seattle’s Jake One. It’s up for best rap performance and best rap song.
The drummer for Blues Traveler, Brendan Hill, lives on Bainbridge Island, where he owns the cannabis dispensary Paper & Leaf. The band’s most recent album, “Traveler’s Blues,” was nominated for best traditional blues album.
The Minnesota-based rock duo Low released its album “Hey What” through Seattle’s Sub Pop. It’s up to win best engineered non-classical album.
“Music, Money, Madness … Jimi Hendrix In Maui” was nominated for best music film. Hendrix grew up primarily around Seattle’s Central District and attended Garfield High School. The film, which was released with live recordings, chronicles a trip made by Hendrix and his band to Maui.
Producer and composer Quincy Jones, who started his music career playing jazz in Seattle, had previously been tied with Jay-Z as the artist with the most nominations in Grammy history. With three nominations this year, Jay-Z pulled ahead with 83 total nominations.
The 64th Grammy Awards show airs on CBS and streams on Paramount+ at 5 p.m. Jan. 31.
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