Photo: Amaury Gutierrez Celebrates Latin Grammy Nomination
Cuban singer-songwriter Amaury Gutierrez is meeting up once more with his Peruvian colleague Gianmarco at the Latin Grammy Awards for their song “Invisible,” nominated for Song of the Year.
“He (Gianmarco) told me he had some titles of songs that don’t exist. Only the titles. Then he started reading them to me and I immediately chose to do ‘Invisible,’” the Miami-based Gutierrez said in an interview with Efe.
That was the beginning of the song “Invisible,” which ended being the first single from Gianmarco’s “20 Años” (20 Years) disc in July.
In a matter of 90 minutes, the two artists had finished the song that is now competing for Song of the Year against others by the likes of Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Arjona, Antonio Orozco, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Joaquin Sabina, and Jesse & Joy.
Gutierrez expressed his gratitude for the nomination, though he is “still thinking” about whether he will attend the Nov. 15 awards gala in Las Vegas.
“These things make me very nervous,” said the artist, who last year won his first Latin Grammy for his disc “Sesiones Intimas” (Intimate Sessions).
With his inseparable guitar at hand, the Cuban artist has written many hit songs performed by such artists as Andres Cepeda, Johnny Ray, Luis Fonsi, Luis Enrique, Mijares, Willy Chirino, Ricardo Montaner, Noel Schajiris and David Bisbal.