Middle Tennessee State University Bring Two Grammys Home This Year


When it comes to the Grammy Awards, Middle Tennessee State University is definitely not a stranger to nominations. Past years, alumni from the likes of Torrance Esmond has taken a few home along with TayKeith with nominations, for multi-platinum song, Sicko Mode from Travis Scott featuring Drake.

The 2020 Grammy Awards had two MTSU graduates take the awards home. F. Reid Shippen won his fifth Grammy for engineering Gloria Gaynor’s, Best Roots Gospel Album, “Testimony” and Aaron Raitiere won his first Grammy for co-writing a hit on the movie, “A Star is Born.”

In total nine alumnus were nominated bringing home 32 Grammys. There’s definitely something special about Middle Tennessee.