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2005 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award
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In 2005 a Hawaiian music category was added to the Grammy Awards for the first time in history. The first winner was presented with an award at an awards ceremony on Sunday, February 13, 2005. The winner of the 2005 Grammy Award for Hawaiian Music was "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters Collection, Volume II" by Windom Hill Records, and featuring Bob Brozman, Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamahaki, George Kahumoki, James Pahinui, Kekuhi Kanabelo, Keola Beamer, Ledward Kaapana, Leonard Kwan, Ozzie Kotani, Ray Kane, Sonny Chillingworth, and the Pahinui Hawaiian Slack Key Band.

2005 Grammy Award Winner

Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 TITLE: Slack Key Guitar Volume II
ARTISTS: John Cruz, John Keawe, Sonny Lim, Randy Lorenzo, Keoki Kahumoku, Jeff Peterson, Ken Emerson, Charlie Recaido, Charles Michael Brotman and Bryan Kessler
PRODUCER: Charles Michael Brotman
LABEL: Palm Records
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2003
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  • Also Nominated in 2005

    Amy and Willie Live TITLE: Amy and Willie Live
    ARTISTS: Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K
    LABEL: Punahele Productions
    RELEASED: November 4, 2005
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  • Cool Elevation TITLE: Cool Elevation
    ARTISTS: Ho'okena
    LABEL: Ho'omau Productions
    RELEASED: November 11, 2003
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  • Ke'alaokamaile TITLE: Ke'alaokamaile
    ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
    LABEL: Punahele Productions
    RELEASED: December 9, 2003
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  • Some Call It Aloha... Don't Tell TITLE: Some Call It Aloha... Don't Tell
    ARTISTS: Brothers Cazimero
    LABEL: Mountain Apple
    RELEASED: September 7, 2004
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  • Articles About the First Hawaiian Grammy

    Here are some newspaper and radio articles and press releases about the first Hawaiian Music Grammy Award.

    5 Hawaiian Albums Up for Grammy
    A December 2004 article by Derek Paiva in the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper.

    Hawaiian Music Makes Its Grammy Debut
    A special feature by Wilma Consul which was broadcast on the "Morning Edition" program on February 11, 2005, the Sunday before the first Grammy Award was presented for the Hawaiian music category. Includes an audio file of the broadcast

    Guitarists Win Grammy
    A February 2005 article by Derek Paiva in the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper.

    Slack Key Wins First Hawaiian Grammy
    A February 2005 article by Tim Ryan in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper.

    Local Grammy Controversy Strikes Sour Note
    A March 2005 article by Tim Ryan in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper.

    Danny Couch Fans Article
    Information about the development of the Grammy Awards Hawaiian music category, what kind of recordings are eligible for that cagegory, and newspaper articles about the Hawaiian Music Grammy Awardes.

    See also:
  • All Hawaiian Music Grammy Awards Since 2005
  • Other Hawaiian Music Awards



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