George Marino Dies

George Marino Dies
GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer George Marino died June 4 following a battle with lung cancer. Marino served as a senior mastering engineer at New York's Sterling Sound where he worked on albums such as Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction, Journey's Frontiers, Mötley Crü's Dr. Feelgood, and Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, among others. He earned his first GRAMMY nomination in 2001 for Album Of The Year for Bob Dylan's Love And Theft. Marino's lone GRAMMY came in 2010 for Album Of The Year for Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. (6/4)  

Americana Awards Nominees Announced
The Americana Music Association announced nominees for the 2012 Americana Honors & Awards with Jason Isbell in the lead with four nominations, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Here We Rest with the 400 Unit. GRAMMY winner Gillian Welch followed with three nominations, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Harrow & The Harvest. Additional nominees include Alabama Shakes, Hayes Carll, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Civil Wars, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, Steve Earle, and Punch Brothers, among others. The Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will take place Sept. 12 in Nashville as part of the Americana Music Festival. The announcement was made at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. (6/4)

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