Congratulations go out to Yvette Landry, who recently received recognition as the Cajun French Music Association’s 2015, “Female Vocalist of the Year” award.
The Cajun French Music Association was established to promote and preserve, not only Cajun music, but also various aspects of the Acadian Heritage. Each year, the Le Cajun Award and Festival is held to recognize “Band of the Year,” “Accordionist of the Year,” “Fiddler of the Year,” “Male and Female Vocalist,” “Song,” and “Best Recording of the Year.”
Pick up your copy of the August 2015, Acadiana Lifestyle issue, where you will find the following stories:
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Acadiana musician Yvette Landry performs at Buck & Johnny’s Pizzeria in Breaux Bridge. She shares with us her musical journey of going from an unknown to a Grammy nominee in 10 years. Photo by Fusion Photography.
Thanks so much to Shanna Perkins for a wonderful lunch and beautifully written article.
Congratulations go out to Yvette Landry for being one of the top three nominees for the L’association De Musique Cadienne Francaise De Louisiane, “Le Cajun – ‘Female Vocalist of the Year‘ – Award”. Yvette joins Ann Savoy and Kristi Guillory on the ballot. Yvette is also nominated for her work on Bonsoir Catin’s, Light the Stars, album, and Je M’endor, in the People’s Choice category. Awards will be given at the annual Le Cajun Awards Festival, Friday, August 21st.
Congratulations go out to Yvette Landry, who was recently voted into the position of “Governor” to the Memphis Chapter of the Grammy Foundation. The Grammy Foundation is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
The Recording Academy – Memphis Chapter
Jon Hornyak introduces Memphis Chapter board members at the Memphis Membership Celebration. (L-R) Gebre Waddell, Justin Fisher, Johnny Palazzotto, Tim Kappel, Yvette Landry, Jon Hornyak, Matt Ross-Spang and Boo Mitchell. (Photo by Greg Campbell/WireImage for NARAS) — with Gebre Waddell, Justin L Fisher, Johnny Palazzotto, Tim Kappel, Yvette Landry, Jon Hornyak, Matt Ross-Spang and Lawrence Boo Mitchell.
More to come on this exciting new adventure. Stay tuned…