Medford’s Alastair Moock has been nominated for the Grammy Award for “Best Children’s Album.”
Moock’s album, “Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids,” was inspired and co-written by his 7-year-old daughter Clio, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2012.
The 56th Grammy Awards are at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, on CBS. Moock is up against the following nominees:
- Jennifer Gasoi, “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well”
- Elizabeth Mitchell & Your Are My Flower, “Blue Clouds”
- Beth Nielsen Chapman, “The Mighty Sky”
- Justin Roberts, “Recess”
Moock started a GoFundMe campaign to fund the album, which was released last summer. The campaign, which had a $10,000 goal, has raised more than $28,000.
Moock’s description of the album on the campaign page: “Though it will include several cancer-specific songs, this won't be a ‘cancer’ album. It'll be a ‘life’ album: a collection of songs about appreciating the little things, coping with hardship, and embracing the struggle.”
Moock wrote that he was planning to make the album free to patients and pediatric oncology programs throughout the country.The Boston Herald highlighted Moock’s album this week (read here). For more, see Moock’s website, moockmusic.com.