President Obama and Bill Clinton wave at the Democratic National Convention.(Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)
Look out: Here comes another Clinton vs. Obama race.
Make that Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama, and the contest is for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
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former president - who has already won two of these awards - and the
first lady were nominated on Wednesday, along with TV's Ellen DeGeneres,
MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow and singer Janis Ian.
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Obama is up for American Grown,
her story about growing vegetables in the White House garden and
getting healthy food to the table. Clinton's effort is the recording of
his book, Back to Work, which was chock full of ideas on how to grow the economy and strengthen the federal government.
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Grammy for Spoken Word Album has been given out in one form or another
going back to 1959. As a U.S. senator, Barack Obama took home the prize
in 2006 for his recording of his memoir, Dreams from My Father.
for Clinton, he's not the only person in his family with a Grammy.
Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Best Spoken Word Album prize in 1997 for
her recording of her book, It Takes a Village.