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Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project helps guide young musicians

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One doesn't have to move to Las Angeles or Nashville to win a Grammy.  Many in Kansas City have found a unique way to kick off their music career without even leaving the city. One doesn't have to move to Las Angeles or Nashville to win a Grammy. Many in Kansas City have found a unique way to kick off their music career without even leaving the city.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

One doesn't have to move to Las Angeles or Nashville to win a Grammy.

Many in Kansas City have found a unique way to kick off their music career without even leaving the city.

Connor Leimer met Hank Wiedel at the Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project camp last summer.

"We met the first day actually. We were buddies from the start," Leimer said.

Nick Riffle had been through the camp at the Sprint Center the summer before.

"You got to make so many types of music in a four-week period. It was exciting stuff," he said.

All three, known as the Connor Leimer band, say the project gave them a new respect for the artists receiving awards at the Grammy's Sunday night.

"My life goal is to win a Grammy or even be nominated," Wiedel said.

Four weeks every summer, 25 young musicians play and learn what it takes to start a career in music.

"It gave me the drive to pursue music even more," Wiedel said.

"For me it was about connections, meeting people, getting familiar with places around Kansas City and recording studios and venues," Leimer said.

The campers also pick the brains of musician's who've made it.

"Where do they draw influence from?  How did they get started?  How did they know they had a break?" Leimer said.

All three members of the Connor Leimer band say the Grammy experience gave them the drive to be the next big thing in music.

"Before that, I didn't realize what it takes to get yourself out there.  I freed my mind to different types of music," Riffle said.

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