Critically heralded pedal-steel guitarist, singer, and songwriter Robert Randolph has been nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award. His recording of the Stevie Wonder classic “Higher Ground” with gospel legends The Clark Sisters has been nominated for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.” The track appears on the multi-artist gospel compilation Oh Happy Day.

This is Randolph’s fourth Grammy Award nomination. His debut album, 2003’s Unclassified, was nominated for “Best Rock Gospel Album,” while the track “Squeeze” was nominated for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance.” Randolph was also included in a group nomination for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “You Are So Beautiful” off of Sam Moore’s 2006 album Overnight Sensational.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band recently released a new digital single, “Get There,” which made its broadcast television debut as the new theme song for Friday Night Knicks on the MSG Network. It is the first new song from the group in three years. The Family Band released their last album, Colorblind, on Warner Bros. Records in 2006.
The band is currently finishing their third studio album with acclaimed producer T Bone Burnett, a Grammy-Award winner for his work on the best-selling O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. Burnett is also noted for his production on albums by Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, The Wallflowers, k.d. lang, Gillian Welch, Sam Phillips, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for their 2008 Grammy-Award nominated collaboration Raising Sand.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31st, 2010. Tune in to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which airs that night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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