Did You Know A Maine Native Co-Wrote Keith Urban’s Grammy-Nominated Song? [VIDEO]
Clint Lagerberg, who co-wrote Keith Urban's latest hit, is one of three Maine natives currently nominated for Grammy Awards.
Maine is just churning out the talent lately, like actress Anna Kendrick who has taken Hollywood by storm. And now, three native-born Mainers who are nominated for the music industry's top award; one for engineering, one in the Pop category, and one nominee helped write an awesome Country song.
Portland's Bob Ludwig is seeking his 12th Grammy Award. Let that sink in. Not his 12th nomination, but his 12th award. Wow! He's nominated for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album for his work on 'Are You Serious,' which is a studio album by singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. Ludwig runs Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland.
Drew Taggert, who went to high school in Freeport, is half of the pop duo 'The Chainsmokers,' and is up for his first Grammy. The Mainer and his partner Alex Pall are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song, 'Closer,' and are also nominated for Best Dance Recording for the song 'Don't Let Me Down.'
I'll admit that my enthusiasm for the third Maine nominee is a little more ardent because I'm such a fan of the song and the artist who sings it. 'Blue Ain't Your Color' is, in my opinion, one of Keith Urban's best tunes. And the fact that Lebanon-Maine native, Clint Lagerberg is one of the co-writers makes it even cooler! Lagerberg, along with co-writers Hillary Lindsey and Steven Lee Olsen, are nominated in the 'Best Country Song' category for 'Blue Ain't Your Color.'
Good luck to all the Maine-born nominees. We'll be rooting for you in February!