James Bilagody’s second album, “Sing for Me,” was considered for a Native American Music Award. His third album “Sacred Stage,” was nominated for a Native American Music Award Best-Pop/rock-Album-of-the-Year, 2003. His fourth album “Near Midnight,” is a compilation to honor Navajo Traditional song and dance.
Near Midnight was “considered” for a 2006 Grammy nomination (Best Native American Music Album) and nominated for Native American Music Award Best Traditional Recording. The Bilagody song “Palooka” is used in the video production, Sa’Ah, Del Seronde Productions. The Bilagody song “To be in Love” is used in the Stage Production, Danny Boy & Bonnett. The song “SACRED FIRE” by Bilagody and Wendy Jo Bradshaw was nominated for ‘Single of the Year’ at the 2011 Native American Music Awards.
James was a cast member of the movie “The Blue Gap Boyz,” and “More Than Frybread,” both comedy’s and was also in movie Legends from the Sky. He is featured in the short film; Hozho “The Beauty Way” dubbed in Navajo and in the Navajo dubbed Star Wars production of Episode IV.
Bilagody currently tours, solo, and with the Standup Comedy trio GRASSROOTS Comedy. Robbie Robertson says of Bilagody music “…Navajo, an amazing sound…a phenomenal performance…one of the great musical experiences of my life.”