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Delbert McClinton's "Nothing Personal" Nominated for "Best Contemporary Blues Album" Grammy

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Los Angeles, CA -- Delbert McClintons critically acclaimed, commercially successful album Nothing Personal (New West Records) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album." Delbert is a previous Grammy Award winner, having won “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group" in 1991 with Bonnie Raitt for their duet “Good Man, Good Woman." He was also nominated in 1988 in the “Best Contemporary Blues" category for his album Live In Austin.

The 44th annual Grammy Awards will be announced and televised on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2001 was a watershed year for Delbert, who made his New West label debut with Nothing Personal on March 6, only to receive accolades in the media ranging from “Rolling Stone" to “The Wall Street Journal," and onto national TV.

A brief recap of the albums achievements: “No. 1 Americana Album of the Year" on the Album Network Americana Roots chart, and spent 12 weeks at No. 1 (beating out the prior record for longevity set by Steve Earle); Delbert and Nothing Personal ranked as Billboard's No. 5 blues artist and No. 3 blues album in the magazine's year end issue; chosen “Album of the Week" by “The New York Times"; cited as “Mr. McClinton's best recording ever" by “The Wall Street Journal"; appeared on “Saturday Night Live," “The Late Show with David Letterman," “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," “Austin City Limits" (to be shown during the week of January 5th) and “Mountain Stage" (PBS); featured on NPR's “Weekend Edition," “World Cafe," “E Town," “Mountain Stage" and “A Prairie Home Companion."

For additional information on Delbert McClinton, contact The Baker/Northrop Media Group at (818) 986 - 5200.

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