Pop rock band Fall Out Boy — with Menomonee Falls native Andy Hurley on drums — received its first Grammy nomination in 12 years Friday.
But beyond that, this year’s nominations featured the smallest representation of Wisconsin natives in recent years, despite the four main categories expanding to eight nominees, and a more concerted effort by the Recording Academy of America to diversify its voting pool.
Fall Out Boy’s latest release “M A N I A” was nominated for best rock album Friday, a field that also features Alice in Chains, Ghost, Greta Van Fleet and Weezer.
It’s the first time Fall Out Boy has been up for a Grammy since being nominated for best new artist back in 2006.
But some expected nominees from Wisconsin didn’t make the cut Friday.
“Drowns The Whiskey,” the Jason Aldean hit co-written by Cedarburg native Josh Thompson, was shut out of the country categories. So was The Record Company, fronted by Milwaukee music scene veteran Chris Vos, which got a best contemporary blues album for its debut “Give It Back To You,” but not for this year’s sophomore release “All Of This Life.”
Rap superstar Eminem’s “Revival,” featuring several songwriting credits from Mazomanie native Skylar Grey, didn’t pick up a single nomination. And Blanton Alspaugh, whose won a Grammy in part for his work with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is again up for producer of the year, classical, but not for any work with the MSO.
The Grammys will air on CBS on Feb. 10.
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