58th Annual Grammys!!

So very excited to announce that The Recording Academy has put my album, Shine, on the Official Ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in two categories! It has not only been listed on the ballot for Best Children’s Album, but the song ‘I’ll Miss You Til the Morning’ is also on the ballot for Best Pop Solo Performance. What an honor!
To listen, click here: http://www.lmlmusic.com/album/shinelullabiesforeveryone/

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SHINE wins Parents Choice Award!

Honored to be awarded a GOLD level Parents Choice Award! Here’s the kind review they gave the album:

This is definitely one to add to the lullaby shelf. Suzanne Jamieson Selmo, an actor, singer–and not coincidentally, a mom–brings a delicate touch to songs by a well-chosen mix of such artists and composers as George Harrison (“Here Comes the Sun”), the Sherman Brothers (“Stay Awake” from Mary Poppins), Irving Berlin (“Count Your Blessings”), and Richard Rodgers (“Edelweiss”). Never cloying, Selmo shapes each song with a caressing quality that enchants and soothes, inviting repeat playings no matter what the listener’s age. While such lovely tracks as the Lennon/McCartney classic “Good Night,” and “Baby Mine,” the heartstring-tugger from Dumbo by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington, aren’t surprising choices, Michel Legrand’s “This Quiet Room” and the American Songbook standard, “Moonlight in Vermont” are less expected. Both are a snug fit here, however, as is Selmo and John Boswell’s original track, “I’ll Miss You Til the Morning.”

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‘SHINE’ NAMED NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARD WINNER!

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“We’re excited that ‘Shine: Lullabies for Everyone’ is joining this year’s list of award-winning products,” says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. “With NAPPA’s vote of confidence, it’s sure to be a welcome addition to anyone’s gift list.”

For 25 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with parent and child testers, select the best toys, games, books and other family essentials to be award winners through year-round product testing. For more information, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.

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GUEST DJ ON HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW

I was stoked to act as Guest DJ for the Hilltown Family Variety Show this month! Listen as I take you through an hour of great music and stories all having to do with the SKY! From waking up to going to sleep and all the fun stuff in between, we celebrate the sky with some great tunes.

Listen in on Saturday, March 21st from 9-10am for commercial-free family programming on 103.3FM WXOJ, Northampton, MA. An encore will broadcast on Sunday, March 22nd from 7-8am. Listen live via streaming audio at www.ValleyFreeRadio.org, or anytime to the podcast at www.HilltownFamilies.org immediately following Sunday’s broadcast!

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Brand New Review on Celebrity Cafe

Suzanne Jamieson Selmo releases ‘Shine’

By Chelsea Lewis 

Suzanne Jamieson Selmo has released her latest musical effort Shine: Lullabies for Everyone. For Selmo, this album was created out of love and a passion for music. When Selmo became a mother to her daughter Colette, who is featured on the cover art for this album, she realized that lullabies had become outdated and needed a musical makeover.

This is a traditional lullaby album with a few modern updates, but overall, this is the type of music that is designed to make the audience fall asleep. It is the soothing and calming tone in Selmo’s voice that helps to make this a stand out album. She really takes the time to develop every song and add in a personal touch all while making these lullabies feel new and modern once again.

Musically, this is a strong album because the instrumentals help to frame Selmo’s voice in a way that really creates a calming atmosphere and allows the listener to really focus on her vocal range and the words in the song. Each song has a dream-like feel to it and they all seem to flow naturally into the next. This album is perfect for helping children who are trying to rest and fall asleep because it feels like a modern day musical bedtime story.

This isn’t going to be an album that tops the charts but it does feel like it was created out of love and for families that are spending quality time together. It also shows off the fact that Selmo is very talented musically and is highlighting her talents in a unique way.

This album is worth listening to once to hear how modernized a lullaby can be, but odds are music fans will find themselves falling asleep to this record which for Selmo means job well done.

Stand out tracks on the album include, “I’ll Miss You Till the Morning,” “What A Wonderful World” and “Smile.”

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Tune in!

Tune in to Suzanne’s interview on the Bill Miller Show Thursday, October 16th at 12 Noon (EST), 9 AM (PST).  Click here to listen online: http://tunein.com/radio/The-Bill-Miller-Show-p31076/.

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