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Summit performer’s group nominated for GrammySummit performer’s group nominated for Grammy

John OatesDaryl Hall and John Oates, the forces behind the pop duo Hall and Oates, were nominated for a Grammy award this week for their hit “Sara Smile” from the “ Live at the Troubadour” album. The group was nominated in the “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” category along with The Black Eyed Peas for “I Gotta Feeling,” Bon Jovi for “We Weren’t Born to Follow,” The Fray for “Never Say Never,” and MGMT for “Kids.”

Pilots and Tampa, Fla., residents got a taste of the pop band’s hit song when Oates performed a concert Nov. 6 for AOPA Aviation Summit attendees. Oates headlined a Freedom to Fly concert at the Tampa Convention Center in support of AOPA’s GA Serves America campaign and sang many of the group’s other songs, including “Maneater” and “Camellia.”

Oates is a pilot and has owned a Piper Dakota and a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza; however, he does not currently fly.

Watch Oates’ special appearance and Freedom to Fly concert at Summit on AOPA Live.

The fifty-second annual Grammy Awards ceremony takes place Jan. 31, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.

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