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Winning a Grammy®

by Laura Sullivan

Winning a Grammy®

There is some nostalgia in me today and I wanted to share with you some musings since the great honor of winning a Grammy® in the 56th Annual Awards for Best New Age Album.


Many people ask me how winning this incredible award has changed my life.



It was startling the day after I won to return to my regular unglamorous life. All the fun stuff. Endless loads of laundry, dishes, and changing the potty sheet's on my little one's wet bed at 2 in the morning.

After the exciting flurry that comes with a being a Grammy nominee - the press, the limos, the Grammy dress shopping - it was hard to imagine life going back to how it used to be. I had started to believe the award would come with elves that would forever more do all those everyday chores for me... hmm.

Still waiting for those elves to appear. 

Here I am in my Grammy dress designed by my good friend and amazing artist, Ginny Heenan.

But, even without the elves on call, it has been an incredible ride. And the best part of it isn't this lovely piece of shiny hardware. Although now I finally have a place to drape all those single socks that have lost their matching pair. It's really the wonderful people I've met and come to call family through my journey that make this ride worthwhile.

The listeners who got interested in my music, who have become more than friends - they are my extended family. The people who send me beautiful emails from around the world, and inspire me with their encouragement and deep and interesting ideas about music. The fellow musicians who support, mentor and stick with me both through the celebratory times as well as the ever tenuous times of the music industry. All of you are the real reward. You are my shiny bright. You that have become added to my family through music. You are irreplaceable and priceless.  

Maybe part of my nostalgia is triggered in that I'm now releasing a new album The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical PIano Music. It's a piano album, like Love's River, the one that won the big award in 2014. Similar to that album though, but even in a larger way, I've poured my soul into it. I've lived a little longer, loved a lot more, perhaps learned a little more, and am here before you with my heart dripping off my sleeve. Maybe you will hear that in the music. 

56th Grammy® Nominees Peter Kater, Laura Sullivan, and Kitaro

56th Grammy® Award Nominees Laura Sullivan, Jennifer Gasoi and Lorraine Feather.

Me on the Red Carpet.

Part of my music family - San Francisco Chapter, Grammy® Nominee Party

Me and my amazing Producer and husband, Eric Sullivan

My family at the Grammy® Awards

Will I be at the Grammy® awards next time? Who knows!

But, most important to me is that I get to keep creating music, and I've got you by my side along the way. It's the best!

I'm so deeply grateful to be an artist and not a day goes by that I'm not reminded how tremendously lucky I am to do this work. To have this opportunity. It feels like my life's purpose, and therefore it feels like play.

It's my musical family that fuels me and that make this experience priceless. It's that I'm fueled to do more of what I love, because of you. And it's much more you than any award that is giving me this great energy, encouraging me, giving me strength and faith to keep cookin in my lil music kitchen.

Thank you for giving me all that good stuff.

And by the way, I really wouldn't trade my very unglamorous life for anything. Potty sheets and all. 

Much Love, 

Laura




Laura Sullivan
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14 Responses

Greg McDonald
Greg McDonald

You are so well Grounded Laura! It’s refreshing to see some one as talented and blessed like you to be so humble. I hope you continue to be happy, and continue to produce beautiful music for us.

Greg McDonald
San Jose, Ca

George.Hills.
George.Hills.

Hi,Laura,
It was so refreshing to hear someone with such talent as your’s to talk about your family as you do this shows that you are also a very caring person.
And that success has not made you forget the people that love and support you most.
George.

LouAnn Rice
LouAnn Rice

Dearest Laura.?
Thank you so much for this heartfelt letter.
I only recently became one of your fans and avid listeners through a close friend.
Please keep doing what you’re doing as it is so fabulous.
Your fan and friend,
LouAnn :) ?

J.D.
J.D.

Congratulations! Long ago, around 2008, your music was in Nuvein Magazine. I write. My first published piece of fiction, a short story, was in the same issue. It’s a great thrill for me to see the well-deserved recognition you have received. I wish you much continued success.

Laura Sullivan
Laura Sullivan

Thank you sooo much dear Joyce! I completely agree! :-) xoxo

Laura Sullivan
Laura Sullivan

Thank you so much dearest Paula! I so appreciate all your support! It is so wonderful to know you, and I’m super delighted we have connected and become friends! :-)

Laura Sullivan
Laura Sullivan

Thank you sweet Ingrid! Much love to you and Forest!

Laura
Laura

Thank you so much, Kenya! I love you and Oscar too! You two are so inspiring!!

Kenya
Kenya

You are one of the kindest souls I have ever met, my beautiful and talented friend. Congratulations on all your achievements and let there be many more! It’s such an honor to be your friend! Oscar and I adore you!

Ingrid
Ingrid

Beautiful music from your beautiful heart, Laura.

Paula DeJongh
Paula DeJongh

I’ve been a dedicated fan of your lovely music for years now and youve become a friend! A friend I am thrilled for, proud of, and whose talent I thoroughly enjoy. For many years now your music has brought peace, love and harmony to my life at times of struggle and ease, as well as yoga class meditation as I’ve opened my new studio. I will continue to sing your praises!

Joyce V Harrison
Joyce V Harrison

Hi Laura:

Nice to see the pix. And I agree about the post-glam life. It’s what keeps us grounded, in touch with reality. Still, the glam is fab. Best wishes for the new album.

Laura Sullivan
Laura Sullivan

Thank you so very much, Lana! How wonderful to hear you are using the music with your clients. I’m so happy hearing that!! Thank you so very much for your sweet note! Much love to you and your clients!

Lana Lee LeSoleau
Lana Lee LeSoleau

Hello Laura,

So nice to hear from you and see the many pictures you shared of your Grammy experience!! Your music is amazing and I play your CDs often,…….especially when I am doing CranioSacral Therapy sessions with my patients/clients. You are so talented and my patients/clients have often commented positively about the music I am playing. I always tell them about you & how amazing you are. I liked your choice of the beautiful blue dress for your Grammy Awards Appearance and of course, Congratulations on your selection and recognition. You certainly deserve it! I look forward to hearing your newest CD.

Warm hugs,
Lana LeSoleau, Las Vegas, NV

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