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Radmilla Cody Earns Grammy Nomination
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has named the final nominees for its 55th Annual Grammy® Awards.  Canyon Records artist, Radmilla Cody, has been nominated for Shi Keyah - Songs for the People, in the Best Regional Roots Album category.

Shi Keyah - Songs for the People is a collection of songs performed in the traditional style of the Dine (Navajo).  All songs were composed by her uncle, Herman Cody.  The songs honor Mother Earth and the veterans who served our country. Some songs take a lighthearted look at Navajo life.

Radmilla’s previous recordings for Canyon Records include Seed of Life, Spirit of a Woman and Precious Friends.

Radmilla is of the Tla’a’schi’I, (Red Bottom People) born for Naahilii (African American) and has traveled internationally to Kenya, South America, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, and Italy.  She earned a BS in Public Relations from

Click album to hear song samples fromShi Keyah.

Northern Arizona University and is pursuing a MA in Sociology.

Radmilla was the 46th Miss Navajo and is the subject of “Hearing Radmilla”, a documentary produced and directed by Angela Webb.  She is a domestic violence advocate and founder of “Strong Spirit…Life is Beautiful not Abusive” campaign which addresses teen dating violence.

This year’s Grammy® nomination brings Canyon’s total nominations to 31, the most for companies specializing in Native American music.  Canyon earned its first Grammy® for Best Native American Album for Bless the People by Verdell Primeaux and Johnny Mike. 

Shi Keyah - Songs for the People is the first Native American album to be a nominee in the Regional Roots category.  Through 2010 Native American music had a separate Grammy® category. In 2011, NARAS combined it in a Regional Roots category with Hawaiian, zydeco and polka music.

The Grammy Awards will be telecast on CBS on February 10, 2013

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