Linda Chorney

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Linda Chorney (born 1960) is an American singer-songwriter and award-winning filmmaker, originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

A 1978 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Chorney studied at the University of Miami. Her 2011 album, Emotional Jukebox, gained notoriety after receiving a nomination for the 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Americana Album.[1], despite not selling a single album. [2][3] Her nomination, gained through a self-promotion strategy that relied heavily on social media, attracted both praise and criticism. Some media outlets characterized the nomination as a victory for independent artists, while others suggested she was "gaming the system", due to the fact that she was unknown by executives within the Americana Music Association.[4] Despite her nomination in the Americana Grammy category, she has never been nominated for any awards by the Americana Music Association. [5] In 2013, Chorney released a book entitled Who the F**K Is Linda Chorney, detailing the experience. 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".[6]

In 2016, she produced her first documentary The Opening Act, which garnered 2 Best Documentary Awards[7] and in 2018 Chorney produced her first feature film, When I Sing.[8]

Linda Chorney Hikes The World


  • 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)


  1. ^ Billboard "How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination". Billboard. December 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Halperin, Shirley (February 10, 2012). "How Linda Chorney Scored a Grammy Nom Without Registering a Single Album Sale (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Variety "Grammy's self-help poster girl". Variety. December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Reed, Jams (February 9, 2012). "Social networking helps singer land unlikely Grammy nod". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Americana Music Association List of Past Winners and Nominees
  6. ^ USA Today 2015 Over the past two years, Guerina collaborated with two other artists — Linda Chorney and David Wells Roth, a portrait artist from Massachusetts — to create the statue.
  7. ^ New Jersey Stage, – Gary Wein, April 3, 2016 In 2012, Chorney stunned the world when she was nominated for a Grammy for Best Americana Album as an independent artist with Emotional Jukebox. With her new film, The Opening Act, she once again pulls back the curtain;
  8. ^ Arizona Daily Star January 5, 2017 Linda Chorney is making a movie, and she wants Tucson's help

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