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Photo by Andrew Oppmann Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer MTSU alumna Laura Rogers was honored Saturday for receiving her first Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Rogers and her sister, Lydia Slagle, make up the duo The Secret Sisters and were nominated for their album “You Don’t Own Me Anymore.” The Secret Sisters …

Photo courtesy of CNN Story by Tevin Rutledge / Contributing Writer The 59th annual Grammy Awards did not disappoint. From the performances, acceptance speeches and award winners, to political statements and technical difficulties, the Grammys still has the whole world buzzing. As the show opened, viewers were graced with a performance from Adele, singing her hit song “Hello,” …

Story by Sara Snoddy and Jordan Trice Was it just us, or was Monday night’s Grammy Awards a little off? Whether it was the frequent technical glitches — the sound guy might want to steer clear of Adele fans — or the awkwardly arduous tributes to music legends, something about this Grammy’s year just didn’t sound right. Maybe …

Grammys tribute

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will honor several MTSU alumni by nominating them for their accomplishments in Los Angeles on Monday. Leading the pack of nominees is songwriter and producer Luke Laird, a 2001 graduate of the Department of Recording Industry. Laird is no stranger to the fame: He has written 20 No. 1 Billboard …

When MTSU alumnus Torrance Esmond, who produces under the name “Street Symphony,” was in the studio producing Lecrae’s “Messengers,” he knew they had made something  big. “We needed a kind of big record that would be a game-changer in Christian music,” Esmond said in a phone interview last week. “The night that we did it, we …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

By Erin Moore // Contributing Writer Four former MTSU students have received nominations in this year’s Grammy Awards. Luke Laird, who graduated MTSU with a degree in music business in 2001, is a previous Grammy winner from 2014. He won a Grammy for Best Country Album for his work on Kasey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer, Different …