Go ahead and think of a song about home. You probably thought of at least 3 or 4 right off the top of your head. While love is the most popular subject of singers and songwriters across the globe, the romantic idea of home is a close second.
By the title, you might imagine that I am about to tell you about the hard laboring, weathered hands of the man I call Daddy. You’re right. My father earned a living with his hands but not as a carpenter or builder, as you may think. He was, and still is to this day, a professional musician, singer and songwriter. He provided for our family by touring the east coast playing everywhere from fancy venues to seedy nightclubs. Music is his life and, in turn, the core of our family.
No doubt we all believe home rocks, though the term is probably subject to individual interpretation. Most of us feel home rocks due to it being the place where we spend the most time with those we love, or perhaps it’s due to the sense of peace one may find in a world that’s constantly moving far too fast just beyond our front door. All, and more, are very true. But for me, the term may be a little more literal.
With the Super Bowl of music award shows airing in less than three weeks, we’ve noticed that many of this year’s Grammy nominees have strong ties to their hometowns. To commemorate the 56th annual Grammy Awards and the joy that music brings to our homes, let’s take a look at some homes from their old stomping grounds.