Maywood Native Nominated for Grammy Award

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Screenshot of a YouTube video of Todd Dulaney performing “Victory Belongs to Jesus (Live),” from his Grammy-nominated album “A Worshiper’s Heart.” 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

A Maywood native has been nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Gospel Album of the Year.

Todd Dulaney, 33, is nominated for his album “A Worshiper’s Heart [Live].” He’s up against Tim Bowman, Jr. (“Listen”), Shirley Caesar (“Fill This House”), Kirk Franklin (“Losing My Religion”) and William Murphy (“Demonstrate [Live]”).

For a full list of the nominees, click here. The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

According to the bio on Dulaney’s website, the artist “grew up as a singer and an elite athlete. After graduating from high school in 2001, Dulaney was drafted from Community College in Mt. Carmel, IL, by the New York Mets to pursue a professional baseball career.

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“While refining his athletic skills, Dulaney realized that there was a higher calling upon his life. He accepted an invitation to travel and perform background vocals for gospel artist and Grammy winner Smokie Norful.”

Dulaney, who attends Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, has worked and shared the stage with a variety of high-profile entertainers and musicians, including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Tye Tribett, Donnie McClurkin and Michelle Williams.

He’s also made appearances on multiple national and international platforms, including BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel, TBN “Praise the Lord”, 15th Street Live, Atlanta Gospel Live and BBTV.

Dulaney is a 5-time Stellar Award nominee and was been nominated for a Dove Award in 2016. To read more about the Maywood native, click here and here. VFP

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