Belmont Songwriting Lecturer Thomm Jutz has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass album for his album To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1. The nomination marks the first for Jutz and the fifth for Mountain Home Music Company based near Asheville, North Carolina.
The To Live In Two Worlds collection is unique in that it showcases Jutz’s diverse talents. The album features the stories of rambling vagabond musicians, the hard life of mill workers, tragic Civil War characters both real and imagined, semi-forgotten regional legends and new stories of more recent real-life dramas and tragedies that will be tomorrow’s parables.
“I wanted to make another bluegrass record but I also wanted to make a ‘true’ solo record, with just me singing and playing. So I did both,” Jutz said in a press release from Mountain Home. “The players on these records are my dream team, and I love how the band and solo tracks correspond on these two volumes. From a songwriter’s perspective I feel that this is my best work yet. I’ve found my place with ‘one foot in a different world and one foot here today.’”
Listen to To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1 HERE.
Jutz is a songwriter, producer and guitar player whose songs have been recorded by Balsam Range, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Terry Baucom, Nanci Griffith, Kim Richey and many more. To date he has had six #1 bluegrass songs and was nominated for IBMA Songwriter Of The Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. His song “Going Back To Bristol” was nominated for Song Of The Year 2017. He’s the producer and principal songwriter of The 1861 Project, a three-record collection of original songs about the American Civil War. He also co-wrote and produced I Sang The Song, a musical biography of Mac Wiseman featuring John Prine, Alison Krauss, Shawn Camp and many other renowned Bluegrass artists. Jutz has previously released two Bluegrass solo records Volunteer Trail and Crazy If You Let It. He is the recipient of 2 SESAC Awards and an alumnus of both Leadership Music and Leadership Bluegrass.