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On December 8, 2006 the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the five recordings nominated for the 2007 Grammy award for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Three of those five nominations were slack key guitar albums, one by Ledward Kaapana and two by various artists. The other two nominees were "Generation Hawaii" by Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and "The Wild Hawaiian" by Henry Kapono. The winner of the 2007 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award was announced on Sunday, February 11, 2007, and it was "Legends of Hawaiian Slack Guitar: Live From Maui", produced by Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser and Wayne Wong.

2007 Grammy Award Winner


Legend of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Live From maui
TITLE: Legends Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Live From Maui
ARTIST: Various Artists
PRODUCERS: Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser and Wayne Wong
LABEL: Daniel Ho Creations
RELEASED: 2006
  • Writeup at Slackkey.com
  • Honolulu Advertiser Review
  • Buy the CD at SlackKey.com


  • Also Nominated in 2007


    Generation Hawaii
    TITLE: Generation Hawaii
    ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii Gilliom
    PRODUCER: Michael Ruff
    LABEL: Hanaialii Records
    RELEASED: August 22, 2006
  • Honolulu Advertiser October 2006 Article
  • Honolulu Advertiser August 2006 Review
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com


  • The Wild Hawaiian
    TITLE: The Wild Hawaiian
    ARTIST: Henry Kapono
    LABEL: Eclectic Records
    RELEASED: June 20, 2006
    DESCRIPTION: Traditional Hawaiian songs played with a rock edge instead of in the traditional Hawaiian way.
  • Honolulu Weekly July 2006 Review
  • Honolulu Advertiser July 2006 Review
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com


  • Hawaiian Slack Key Kings
    TITLE: Hawaiian Slack Key Kings
    ARTIST: Various Artists
    PRODUCERS:: Chris and Milton Lau
    LABEL: Rhythm and Roots Records
    RELEASED: September 28, 2006
    DESCRIPTION: Twelve original compositions and three classic songs performed by fifteen artists.
  • Honolulu Advertiser November 2006 Review
  • Buy the CD at Amazon.com


  • Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar
    TITLE: Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar
    ARTIST: Ledward Kaapana
    LABEL: Rhythm and Roots Records
    RELEASED: September 2006
    DESCRIPTION: Half instrumental and half falsetto vocal. Includes standards, new compositions, and some surprises such as Peter, Paul, and Mary's "Lemon Tree" and his popular version of "12th Street Rag".
  • Gregg Porter Review
  • Buy the CD at Booklines Hawaii



  • The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences added a Hawaiian Music category to the Grammy Awards for the first time in 2005.

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



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