News: Children's Grammy Noms Announced

The Grammy nominations were announced yesterday and the nods for the two children's categories are:

Best Musical Album For Children (For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

> Beethoven's Wig 2: More Sing Along Symphonies - Beethoven's Wig [Rounder Kids]
> cELLAbration! A Tribute To Ella Jenkins - Various Artists, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, producers [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
> House Party - Dan Zanes And Friends [Festival Five Records]
> Merry Fishes To All - Trout Fishing In America [Trout Records]
> Sharing Cultures With Ella Jenkins - Ella Jenkins [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

Best Spoken Word Album For Children (For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

> The Best Halloween Ever - Elaine Stritch [Harper Children's Audio]
> Carnival Of The Animals - John Lithgow [Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers]
> The Emperor's New Clothes - Peter Schickele [Newport Classic]
> Green Eggs And Ham And Other Servings Of Dr. Seuss - Various Artists John McElroy, producer[Listening Library]
> The Story Of Classical Music - Marin Alsop [Naxos Audio Books]
> The Train They Call The City Of New Orleans - Tom Chapin [Live Oak Media]

The Grammys will be televised Feb. 13, 2005, although I would be surprised to see either of these categories awarded during the broadcast.