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Niagara Falls Artist Up for Grammy Nomination in 5 Categories

Tony Farina

OCT 29, 2015

Christina Custode ...up for Grammy nomination

A singer-songwriter from Niagara Falls, a four-time Artvoice Female Vocalist of the Year, is up for nomination for a prestigious Grammy Award in five categories including Best New Artist for her original song “Fire.”

“I’m thrilled beyond belief and greatly honored,” said Christina Custode about receiving word that she has made it through the lengthy process that has narrowed the possible nominations from literally thousands of entries.

Christina, the daughter of Lew and Maria Custode, is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, composer/arranger and graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.

 “Fire,” which is up for possible Grammy nomination in a total of five categories including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Record of the Year, and Best Arrangement, Instrumental &Vocals, was written and performed by the young Niagara Falls artist and produced by the legendary Stuart Epps (Elton John, George Harrison, Led Zepplin, Kiki Dee) of London and re-mastered by Kevin Stratton, a Grammy Award winning producer for such artists as Chicago, Stevie Wonder, and Van Halen.

 “Simply being up for nomination to receive a Grammy Award is a dream come true,” said Christina, and naturally winning a Grammy at the 58th Annual Recording Academy’s Award Ceremony .on Feb. 15, 2016 (CBS) would be the fulfillment of a lifetime for the talented young performer.

Christina says of her song “Fire” that it was born in the spirit of determination during a particularly difficult period in her life.

 “It is meant to be an anthem of perseverance,” she writes on her website (  “A song to sing, share and believe in.  My hope is that it will inspire listeners to never give up the same way that it has inspired me time and time again.  Victor said it best:  ‘Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.’---Victor Hugo.”






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