A university in the heart of Nashville is putting the "music" in Music City after scoring two Grammy nominations.
Nashville will be well represented at the Grammy Awards in 2023 by the Tennessee State University marching band after the Aristocrat of Bands landed two nods for the prestigious ceremony, per FOX 17. The gospel band, which is the first collegiate band to win a Grammy, was nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album for The Urban Hymnal and for its work with poet J. Ivy on The Poet Who Sat By The Door, which is nominated for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.
Director of Bands Reginald McDonald called the nominations a win for the school, not just for the band.
"This is a tremendous day in the history of our beloved Tennessee State University," said McDonald. "This is not just a band accolade, but a university-wide accomplishment. I personally appreciate our President, Dr. Glenda Glover's vision for our University."
The nominations for the 65th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday (November 15), with artists like Adele, Doja Cat, Lizzo and Harry Styles racking up the nominations. With her own set of nominations, Beyoncé also made history as the most nominated artist in Grammy history, earning more than 80 nods since the start of her career.
The Grammy Awards will air at 7 p.m. CT February 5, 2023, on CBS.