Spokane Valley woman attends Grammys as blue grass nominee




Posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 8:32 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—A local musician and her band were at the Grammys Sunday night. They were up for a big award. Della Mae, a blue grass group of five women, were nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. The award went to the Del McCoury Band. 

However, the nomination was a dream come true for Kimber Ludiker who plays the fiddle for Della Mae. 

The band has only been together for three years but the group has made headlines and big accomplishments.

Della Mae’s music videos have debuted on CMT, they have toured seven different countries and won the International Bluegrass Music Emerging Artist Award.

“They said we could always do what we want with our lives and music has always been a big part of it,” said Ludiker.

Ludiker is a Spokane Valley native and East Valley High School graduate. She is a fourth generation fidler player. Her parents have owned a music school for years.

"This is a dream come true. What people can do when they really love the music,” said Ludiker’s mom, JayDean Ludiker.

 "You can do anything you set your heart out to do. It's been a fun road trying to accomplish that-- it's terrific,” said Ludiker. 

Ludiker said it has been a whirlwind of a journey. They performed 300 days in 2013.