Courtesy Associated Press
Daniel Ho and Tia Carerre accept the Grammy for Best Hawaiian Music Album during the 2009 awards ceremony.
Daniel Ho’s domination of the Best Hawaiian Music Album category of the Grammy Awards continues, as the 2010 nominees were announced today.
Two of his Daniel Ho Creations label albums were selected, “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2” (Volume 1 won the Grammy in 2006) and his most recent collaboration with Tia Carrere, “He Nani,” a follow-up to last year’s Grammy winner “ikena.”
Other Best Hawaiian Music Album nominees include Amy Hanaiali‘i’s “Friends & Family of Hawai‘i” and “Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty” from the male quartet Ho‘okena. Both Hanaiali‘i and Ho‘okena are second-time nominees: the last one for Hanaiali‘i was 2007’s “Generation Hawai‘i,” and for Ho‘okena, 2005’s “Cool Elevation.”
Since the folk music category was created in ’05, Ho has been a consistent winner from 2006 on. In its first year, Big Island producer Charles Brotman’s “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2” on his Palm Records label won the Grammy.
The 52nd Grammy Awards will be presented on Jan. 31. Click here to see the complete list of nominees.