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Cellist Zuill Bailey nominated for Grammy Award will walk the red carpet Sunday

Zuill Bailey to walk red carpet

The soothing sounds of Zuill Bailey have been heard around the world.

In 2016 he was nominated for two Grammy Awards. One for best solo classical performance for "Tales of Hemingway."

"It's an amazing feeling. It's very humbling, I work very hard day in and day out this is my 25th anniversary of performing and traveling," Bailey said.

Bailey is the artistic director for El Paso Pro Musica, a professor of cello at the University of Texas at El Paso. He plays for high school students and the elderly at assisted living homes.

"We basically make music accessible and showcase it's healing powers," Bailey told ABC-7.

Not only will Bailey will be walking the red carpet at Sunday's Grammy Awards but he's got some pre-parties and after-parties to attend and that's where a few El Pasaons stepped in.

"We're extremely proud to have such talent here in El Paso," Raquel Cuaron said.

Cuaron is owner of Pure Demin, a woman's and men's boutique in west El Paso.

Cuaron said Bailey will be wearing a few shirts by designer Robert Graham.

"There's a lot of details on the buttons, on the cuffs and embroidery," Cuaron said.

"I thought it was really a nice sentiment to have to want him to represent local stores," Edwardo Herrera said.

Herrera owns Armoire, also a boutique for men and women. The store also provided designer clothes for the cellist.

And what's a fancy outfit without a splash of gold?

"We created for him a special cuff link," Susan Eisen said.

Eisen designed a set of cuff links that literally will represent the city.

"Made from molds of rocks from the Franklin Mountains that we cast and put a diamond in to signify the star of the mountain," Eisen told ABC-7.

Although it's not guaranteed Bailey will win a Grammy, he's already considered a star in El Paso.

"We are thrilled to feel and know that Zuill will be representing El Paso as he walks the red carpet and wins the Grammy Awards," Eisen said.

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