2012 Americana Album of the Year, This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, has been nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album. The awards will be handed out at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Lovingly produced by Grammy-winning producer Tamara Saviano—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp, the tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Austin engineer Fred Remmert. Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
Guy Clark’s poetry resonates deeply with his fellow songwriters.
“Guy’s songs are literature,” says Lyle Lovett, among the venerable artists who eagerly gathered for This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. “The first time I heard Guy Clark, I thought it made everything I’d heard up to that point something other than a song. His ability to translate the emotional into the written word is extraordinary.”