Patty Griffin's "I Love" Nominated for Americana Music Association Song of the Year
The Americana Music Association today nominated Patty Griffin’s beautiful version of “I Love,” the title track from the album I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow, for Song of the Year. The GRAMMY-nominated album is a celebration of country music legend Tom T. Hall's 1974 album of songs for children of all ages. At the time of its original release, the song "I Love" was a No. 1 country hit and a crossover hit on the pop charts.
For the new recording, producers Peter Cooper and Eric Brace gathered a remarkable cast at Tom T. and Dixie Hall's Fox Hollow farm just south of Nashville. Patty Griffin, who for years has performed Tom T. Hall songs during her own live shows, was Peter Cooper's choice for the title track, and she recorded the song with Tom T. watching and smiling in the adjoining studio.
Eric Brace said, "We're thrilled by this nomination, which reminds everyone again of the songwriting genius of Tom T. Hall and the inspired talent of Patty Griffin, who gifted this wonderful song to a new generation."
In addition to Patty Griffin, the album included Buddy Miller, Duane Eddy, Bobby Bare, Last Train Home, Jim Lauderdale, Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll, Gary Bennett, Mark & Mike (Mark Horn & Mike "Supe" Granda), Jon Byrd, Tommy Cash, Bobby Bare, Fayssoux Starling McLean, and Baker Maultsby, as well as Cooper, Brace, and Tom T. Hall. The band was Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar, Jen Gunderman on keyboards, piano, and accordion, Mike Bub on bass, and Mark Horn on drums.
The Americana Music Association awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow is a co-release of Red Beet Records and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMF Records.