Jimmy Carter, 94, just won his second Grammy Award, reports the L.A. Times. This one is for the audio edition of his book “Faith: A Journey for All." He has been nominated a record (for ex-Presidents) nine times. Carter is tied with Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for Grammy wins. Obama won twice in the spoken word category: in 2008 for his audiobook for “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream” and two years earlier for “Dreams From My Father.”
President Bill Clinton has won twice: in 2005 for “My Life,” and the year before for the spoken word album for children Grammy for narrating Jean-Pascal Beintus’ composition “Wolf Tracks.” Richard Nixon, the only Republican to be nominaed, received one nomination in 1978 for “The Nixon Interviews With David Frost.”
A posthumous spoken word nomination went to Harry S. Truman for “The Truman Tapes” album released in 1977. John F. Kennedy also scored a posthumoous nomination for the spoken-word album “The Kennedy Wit,” released in 1964.
He’s also the third oldest Grammy winner (George Burns was the second oldest at 95, Pinetop Perkins the oldest at 97).
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