- The 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which airs Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS, will honor the best and brightest of the music industry. Share the art of music with your children by celebrating this year’s nominees.
The following is a list of child-appropriate nominees:
This folk band has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist for the record Hologene. Wisconsin’s favorite son, Bon Iver writes moving songs about redemption, something every child can learn from.
Mumford & Sons
London based Mumford & Sons, featuring music inspired by folk, country, rock and bluegrass, has received four nominations. The categories are Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for their second U.S. single, “The Cave,” from their debut album, Sigh No More. The band, comprised of four friends, is committed to making music that matters, which will certainly resonate with parents and kids alike.
British alternative rock band Coldplay has been nominated for Best Pop/Duo/Group Performance for the song “Paradise.” The popular band has received numerous awards since coming onto the scene in 1996. Members are active supporters of social and political causes and perform at charity rock ‘n roll shows making them positive role models for children.
The band is nominated for Best Rock Performance for the track “Down By The Water” from their album The King is Dead. The Decembrists is an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. With lyrics focusing on important historical events, kids can learn while listening.
British singer Adele is particularly a parent favorite not only for her songs and lyrics but also for the fact that she is a positive role model for girls everywhere. With six nominations, Adele is the first female singer to receive a nod for the top album, 21, single from that album, “Rolling In The Deep”, and vie for artist of the year.
The Grammy Awards will broadcast at 8 p.m. from The Staples Center in downtown L.A. Kanye West led with seven nominations this year, but Adele, the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars brought up close seconds with six each. Who among the nominees do you let your kids listen to?
Related: Staples Center Guide.
Susan Hartzler is a freelance writer living in L0s Angeles. She is covering Family & Pets. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.