Grammy Winner is a Homegrown Celebrity, Working In a Montco Supermarket

By Michelle Durham

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (CBS) — One Grammy winner last week is now back at work at his “day job” — working in a Shop Rite supermarket in Cheltenham, Montgomery County.

Kevin Mackie was in California last week to pick up a Grammy award.  His “All About Bullies, Big and Small” won as best children’s album of the year.

His regular job is as dairy manager at Brown’s Shop Rite in Cheltenham, but in his “off” time he teams up with several other local producers to create children’s albums.

He says winning a Grammy was a very special moment for him.

“Before that I was having an anxiety attack, doing deep breathing,” he recalls.  “But when they announced it, oddly enough, all that panic went away.”

Mackie and the other producers won’t make any money from this album — all proceeds go to benefit an organization that works to prevent bullying.

“The first minute we found out he won the Grammy, everybody was on Facebook, YouTube, texting him, so we’re all really proud,” says Ali, Kevin’s store manager.

“When he first won I texted him to say ‘congratulations,’ ” notes his Shop Rite co-worker Rodney, “and when he called I was one of the first… I was, like, ‘Yes!’ ”

As a musician, Mackie says he just wants to create albums that send a positive message in a fun way.  As a dairy manager, he says, he won’t be happy unless his department is neat and fully stocked!

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One Comment

  1. gummyballz says:

    I think it is inspirational that a regular Joe can win a grammy, and not for some sex, and drug infused excuse for music, but something with a positive message…. WTG!!!!

  2. support our kids says:

    Isn’t is nice to read these comments and not one is to congratulate the guy for winning. Malinda Gao even puts a plug in for some kind of product she most likely is trying to sell. Nice going loser.

    I for one would like to say congratulations and hopefully your music inspires some children to grow up to be better citizens than what we have to deal with now.

  3. Steve says:

    I like shop rite but I am a piggly wiggly guy myself

  4. Catfish Bob says:

    And Shoprite evidently supports the arts, as they let this employee think of his craft while on the job.

  5. shoprite lover says:

    ShopRite, according to independent research has the #1 market share in this region, some of the nicest employees and great co-op owners. Why can’t the other competitors see what ShopRite is doing Rite??

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