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Best New Age Album Nominee Hopes To Bring Grammy Home To Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—This Sunday on CBS the very best in the music business will compete for the Grammys. And a local artist is grabbing the ears of Hollywood!

Christie Ileto has more on the excitement swirling around the Grammy nominee.

It's luck Trisha Bowden says she never thought she'd get.

On the day she learned she was nominated, Bowden says "I was just, I was just... I.... just... (laughing). I was speechless!"

Now she is getting fitted for her dress at Baltimore's Octavia II.

Bowden is bound for the awards show this weekend.

"My first time being nominated, it's a huge surprise, a gift," Bowden said.

The sounds come from pianist and composer Peter Kater, while the vocals and executive producing are Bowden and her record company.

The pair's work is nominated for best album in the new age category.

"The whole new age music industry is getting bigger and bigger and bigger," Bowden said. "In this day in age, music therapy is becoming a huge part of the medical community."

Inspired by her own personal loss of family members in hospices, the Baltimore County native co-created the album "Light Body." The music brings comfort to those facing stress, trauma and terminal illness.

"That's the time when music is most important. As a vocalist, it was such an honor to sing on this," Bowden said.

Bowden's album is a cross between acoustic, jazz and folk music.

And she's hoping the tunes of her own Cinderella story will end on a high note.

"It's just really an honor," she said.

And it puts her in good company with other new age Grammy winning artists Peter Gabriel and Enya.

The last five winners of best new age album have all been from the United States, and that's an award Bowden hopes to bring home to Baltimore.

Make sure to catch the Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, this Sunday at 8 p.m. only on WJZ. And check out our Grammys section by clicking here.

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