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Local heroes

Gazette staff October 17th, 2012

Last week brought news that two Oklahomans were nominated for prestigious awards.

Vince Gill, who was born in Norman and grew up in Oklahoma City, has already taken home a record 20 Grammys. He has now been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The impressive roster of Gill’s fellow nominees includes Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies of The Kinks.

Anthony Shadid, originally of Edmond, won two Pulitzer Prizes for his wartime correspondence from the Middle East. His final book, the posthumously released House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, has been nominated for the National Book Award.

Unfortunately, Shadid died last year of an acute asthma attack while on assignment in Syria.

Chicken-Fried News couldn’t be prouder of our gifted native sons, one of whom was taken from us far too soon.

Hey! Read This:
House of Stone review  
Remembering Anthony Shadid
Vince Gill interview  

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