Tohonnie nominated for Grammy
By Krista Allen
Western Agency Bureau
LEUPP, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2014
(Times photo – Krista Allen)
"It's pretty cool," said Tohonnie, 34, a Dzilghá'á Diné who found out about his nomination right before Thanksgiving. "I'm very happy."
"I already got the call. They (asked), 'Is this Joe Tohonnie?' I said, 'Yes.' I thought it was a … joke because everybody always plays games on me.
"(They) said, 'Mr. Tohonnie?' I said, 'Yes.' 'Congratulations, your Apache Blessings & Crown Dance Songs album (label) Cool Runnings was nominated.' I (retorted), 'Oh, yeah right!' and I hung up on that guy."
Hanging up on "that guy" wasn't the best thing to do.
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