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John Fullbright aims to connect, uplift with 'Songs'
John Fullbright aims to connect, uplift with 'Songs'

Oklahoma singer and songwriter John Fullbright still comes to just one conclusion about his unlikely Grammy Award nomination for his self-released 2012 debut album, "From the Ground Up." "I still sort of consider it a mistake," he said of the nomination in the Americana field alongside heavyweights such as Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and winner Bonnie Raitt. "But I'm happy they made it." The attention that the nod generated for Fullbright, 26, was "a baptism by fire — I hate to use clichés, but that's absolutely what it was," he said by phone from his base of operations in Norman, Okla., about an hour's ride from the...

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