Ron Irizarry on 2009 Grammy Ballot


The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has placed Ron Irizarry on the official entry ballot for the 2009 Grammy Awards in the following category:

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Henry Poole is Here (From Henry Poole is Here)

Ron Irizarry was the recent winner of the Henry Poole is Here songwriting contest hosted by Overture Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, and MySpace Music.  His winning song of the same title beat out over 3500 entries. With his win, Irizarry filmed his first music video for the song with legendary music video and film director Mark Pellington, who has worked with the likes of Richard Gere, Tim Robbins, U2, and Bruce Springsteen. The music video premiered on MySpace Movies, and to date has over 67,000 views. The winning song was included as the title track on the official motion picture soundtrack and the music video will be included on the DVD release.

Irizarry then made his national television debut performing the song on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, with rave reviews, and was a special guest at the film’s Hollywood Premiere alongside stars, Luke Wilson & George Lopez, where his music video was debuted on the big screen before the film’s screening.

This marks Ron Irizarry’s first official entry ballot for an award. Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 on CBS.

“I am so honored to be on the entry ballot,” says Irizarry. “To be in the company of such great artists and songwriters like Diane Warren, John Mayer, and Alicia Keys, is such a great and validating feeling! I hope to follow in the footsteps of the many great musicians that came before me.”

If you haven’t heard the song or gotten a copy of Ron’s album, what are you waiting for?! Available now on iTunes and Visit Ron Irizarry’s official website and hear samples of his music at or at

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