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Drake White Named Grammys’ Artist of Tomorrow

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Drake White has been named the 2017 Grammy Awards’ Artist of Tomorrow, an honor bestowed on a promising up and comer by the Recording Academy and featured in a profile online spotlighting the artist’s videos. Nominees must be submitted by Grammy veteran artists, and White was nominated by Zac Brown Band.

“I am beyond honored to say that I am the ‘Grammy Artist of Tomorrow,’” he says. “A very big thank you to Zac Brown Band and the opportunities they have afforded us both on and off the road. This is a dream.”

The fan-voted victory earns White a spot in the Grammy Live show leading up to the ceremony on Feb. 12. White was nominated alongside fellow country artist Bailey Bryan, another newcomer with loads of potential. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott nominated Bryan for the honor.

“I woke up this morning in Tampa, Fla. loving life on my very first radio tour, and now the Grammys know[s] my name?” she says. “But seriously, I think music is such a powerful medium for connecting us as human beings. I hope my songs help other people feel more understood. We are all so unique and different, and that’s what also makes us the same.”

Bryan and White are both featured on the Grammys’ website alongside pop artist Farina, nominated by Wyclef Jean.

White launched his first headlining tour this year, which kicked off Feb. 4 and runs through June 2. His latest record, Spark, already has heads turning, and with this new title under his belt, he’s sure to earn even more fans in 2017.

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