Peachtree City teacher up for Grammy award

June 8, 2013 by  

The Grammy’s are the music industry’s premier awards, and many of the world’s top performers and producers are recognized for their amazing efforts each year. However, the people that worked hard to help get them there are seldom given any of the plaudits – something that’s set to change.

This year, millions of worldwide viewers will see a new award presented, and the first ever Music Educator Award could well be headed right here to Peachtree City.

Barbara Baker, who rates an average of over four out of five stars on, from McIntosh High School, is our very own representative in the awards.

Baker faces some stiff competition from the other 216 quarter-finalists though, which include 11 others from right here in Georgia. Shortly, 10 of the group will be taken to the next stage.

The winner from this group will then be flown to the star-studded awards ceremony in Los Angeles. A $10,000 dollar cash prize will also be awarded.

There is a long time to wait though, with the ceremony not taking place until January 2014.

It gives plenty of time for Barbara’s pupils to really get behind her, however. From poster printing to posting messages of support on social networks, there is likely to be lots of campaigning should she make it to the next stage of voting.

The first award of its kind, people from all across the country were invited to send in their nominations.

In all, 30,000 were received, with all 50 states taking part, so Baker has already done well to get this far though.