Linda Chorney

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Linda Chorney (1961) is an American singer-songwriter originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Award winning filmmaker, author, singer-songwriter Chorney made history by being the first independent artist to get nominated for Best Americana Album in 2012 without a manager, label, or publicist by utilizing the Grammy 365 Social Networking site. [1][2] She is a 1978 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and studied at the University of Miami. Her album, Emotional Jukebox, is one of five nominated for the 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Americana Album.[3] Her nomination, gained through a voting process on the website Grammy365.com, was discussed on blogs and social networks by members of the Americana music community and unfoundedly considered "gaming the system" by some, due to her relatively unknown status.[4]

In 2013, Chorney released a book Who the F**K Is Linda Chorney. In 2015 Chorney helped fund a bronze statue of a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon Tragedy at Bridgewater State University, through the efforts of her song, "Martin".[5]

In 2016, she produced her first documentary The Opening Acts, which garnered 2 Best Documentary Awards[6] and in 2018 Chorney produced her first feature film,When I Sing, currently touring the Film Festival Circuit, garnering 2 Wins in the first 2 festivals, including People's Choice Award in HRIFF and A Remi award in Worldfest. [7]

Discography[edit]

  • Mt Blunt Instrument (1995)
  • Racing With Reality (1998)
  • Me So Chorney (2001)
  • 1 Kiss At a Time (2005)
  • CHORNographEY (2008) – released July 23, 2008
  • Emotional Jukebox (2011) – released January 8, 2011
  • Oysters (2016)

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External links[edit]

 *Official website