According to CBS, Grammy night was a surprising letdown for politicians and their followers on Sunday when the annual awards were handed out at Staple Center in Los Angeles. The Spoken Word category was rich with political representation as First Lady Michelle Obama was nominated for her audio version of “American Grown” and former President Bill Clinton was nominated for his recorded reading of “Back to Work.” Additionally, MSNBC’s political commentator Rachel Maddow was nominated for her audio version of her book “Drift.”
None of them won the coveted award this year.
Instead, the award went to singer-songwriter Janis Ian who has had a long career in the music field which began when she was very young. Her autobiographical work – “Society’s Child: My Autobiography” – captured the category this year.
In the past, Clinton won for “My Life” and Michelle Obama’s husband – President Barack Obama – won twice for “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams from My Father.”