Jamie Cullum Hits Golden Globes Sunday On Heels Of Eastwood Collaboration Nod

Golden Globe nominee Jamie Cullum–the Grammy nominated singer, pianist, and composer with sales of over five million albums worldwide–will attend the awards show this Sunday, January 11 and walk the red carpet. Cullum is nominated for “Best Original Song” for “Gran Torino” from the film of the same name, which he co-wrote with the films director and star Clint Eastwood.

Both Cullum and Eastwood are featured singing “Gran Torino” during the film’s emotional finale, and Cullum’s performance of the title-track is currently available as an exclusive download from iTunes.

Earlier this year, Eastwood and Cullum jointly headlined the Monterey Jazz Festival’s closing evening panel where the iconic Eastwood raved: “I just see in him a great spontaneity… a great showman player, and I think he’s everything that jazz needs today.”

A worldwide star noted for his raw energy, insatiable musical creativity, and fearless and engaging live performances, Cullum’s career on stage and on record has been marked with remarkable critical acclaim, sales, and fan support. Cullum has spent much of 2008 writing and recording material for his next album–the follow up to his breakout albums ‘Twentysomething‘ and ‘Catching Tales‘–slated for release in early 2009.

The film ‘Gran Torino‘ is a production of Warner Bros. Pictures, and will be available in wide release in the U.S. beginning January 16th, 2009.

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