How Helped Little Known Linda Chorney Score A Grammy Nod

Rain derailed Linda Chorney’s plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video’s producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Chorney performing her song “Cherries.”

The window of opportunity was short — Chorney had a redeye flight booked to take her home to New Jersey that night and the point of the video is to draw attention to her Grammy nomination in the Americana album category, where she is up against Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and other stalwarts of the genre.

Chorney, whose nominated album “Emotional Jukebox” has never registered a Nielsen SoundScan sale, has been in name recognition mode since the Grammy nominations were announced on Nov. 30. She performed live on KLOS’ Sunday show “Breakfast with the Beatles” (she covers “I’m Only Sleeping” on the album) on Dec. 11; did interview pieces with and Variety; and booked a few gigs in New Jersey this month and next.

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