Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy-nominee Arlis Albritton (and Manatee County native) ready for ACM Awards

Singer/songwriter and producer Arlis Albritton (pictured) didn't win for his stirring work with country neo-outlaw Jamey Johnson at last night's Lady Antebellum-dominated Grammys.

But the Manatee County native, who Herald Local News columnist Vin Mannix interviewed, along with Johnson, for this great feature that ran in the Herald Sunday, remains upbeat.

"Well we gave it a shot!" Albritton posted on Facebook via his iPhone late Sunday. "Being nominated was awesome though. Thanks everybody for the best wishes and good lucks."

The Palmetto High grad already is already looking forward to the Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place April 3 in Las Vegas.

His production contributions could bring him a trophy for Album of the Year:

"I'm up for an ACM, so here I come Vegas!" Albritton posted shortly after the Grammy announcement.

Here's the Albritton-penned track "Good Morning Sunrise" featured on Johnson's album "The Guitar Song."

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