Local artists among Grammy hopefuls

Photo: Scott Hoffmann

Several local artists are included in the first-round voting for the 63rd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The first round Grammy voting ballot has been recently released with artists from Flippin, Harrison and Marshall making the cut.

Andy Smith of Flippin is on the ballot for Best Country Solo Performance for his original song, “Dancing Shoes,” Southern rock band Runnin’ & Gunnin’ from Marshall is competing for Best Rock Album for its album “On The Run” and Scott Hoffmann, Mountain Home native and Harrison resident made the ballot for his EP entitled “Resist” in Best Americana Album.

Hoffmann was producer and engineer on all three projects recorded at Subterra Studio in Harrison. A 1980 graduate of Mountain Home High School, he is in his 16th year as a voting member of the Grammys. There are only 12,000 voting members worldwide.

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