24-year-old Minnesota man helped make Grammy-nominated album

Published 3:40 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014

ST. CLOUD — A 24-year-old Minnesota native helped make an album nominated for a Grammy this year.

John Rausch was the recording engineer for two songs on Taylor Swift’s recent hit record “Red.”

It’s one of five nominees for Album of the Year in the peer-centered competition that honors achievements in the recording arts.

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Rausch helped on the songs “Treacherous” and “Come Back, Be Here.”

Rausch grew up in Monticello and his parents now live in Little Falls. Rausch and his wife currently live in California.

He says he had a feeling the album would be nominated.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live Sunday night from Los Angeles.