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Nanny rocker Kat Perkins makes first round of Grammy nominations

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Minnesota's nanny rocker is one step closer to a Grammy nomination.

Kat Perkins, the Scranton, North Dakota, native who now calls the Twin Cities home, was a semifinalist on NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice."

Now her single, "Fearless" has made the first round of the Grammy Awards competition for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, according to Perkins' Facebook page.

InForum News says Academy voting members will choose the final Grammy nominations, which will be announced Dec. 5. The winners will be announced during the Grammy Awards Feb. 8, 2015.

Perkins, who has been called a "powerhouse" on "The Voice," released "Fearless" after her stint on the show. The song is about her journey throughout the last year, including her time on "The Voice."

She released the single's official video earlier this month:

Leading up to the release of her video, she did an interview with Yahoo Music. She said:

"I couldn't imagine a more perfect single coming off of 'The Voice. My musical journey has seen both ends of the spectrum over the past 15 years. From stadium shows, to vocal surgery, to 'The Voice,' and now a top five iTunes single with a response unlike anything I've ever imagined.

"In my career there have been some serious highs and serious lows, and I told myself that, given the opportunity, I wouldn't let another moment pass without doing all I can to impact others. And to me, this song did exactly that. 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?' That's the message, and I hope it impacts others' lives as much as it's impacted mine." 

Perkins is currently on tour, playing shows in Minnesota, Iowa, Chicago and Massachusetts, according to her website.

She recently performed at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis and also sang the National Anthem at last weekend's Minnesota Vikings game.

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