Besides dozens of gold and platinum awards, Johnny Cash’s “Unchained” album won the Grammy Award for the “Best Country Album” in 1997. Sylvia engineered and mixed the “Unchained” project with Rick Rubin, featuring performances from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Carl Perkins, Marty Stuart, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, June Carter Cash and the legendary Man In Black. Sylvia also produced Lisa Haley’s “King Cake” album which was nominated for the “Best Zydeco Album” Grammy in 2007.

Sylvia was awarded for her years of service on the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences (NARAS) P&E Wing Steering Committee. She still holds a position on the NARAS P&E Wing’s Advisory Board and is active in the advocacy programs championed by the Grammy organization.

NARAS Advocacy

Capitol Sylvia

Sylvia In Washington DC

SM: I was honored to be a part of a NARAS lobbying group for Performers Rights at the nation's capitol.

Grammy Team


NARAS Producer's Roundtable

Sylvia has been on stage with the likes of Bruce Swedien, Bob Clearmountain, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Leslie Ann Jones, Chuck Ainlay and many other greats as part of NARAS Grammy Producer's Roundtable events.

On The Red Carpet

Sylvia Massy helps young engineers to find their voice

Pensado Awards Show

Chris Johnson and Sylvia hit the red carpet at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica at the Pensado Awards. Jack Joseph Puig interviewed nominees as they entered the awards show. Sylvia was up for the Giant Award, which not-surprisingly went to Al Schmitt. The award was presented by Neil Young. Oh well, there is always next year!!!

Pensado Giant Award

Sylvia Massy with Al Schmitt and Elliot Scheiner

Sylvia is nominated as an Industry Icon!

The Pensado Awards are scheduled for the evening of June 28th, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Resort in Santa Monica. California.

Sylvia is being nominated for an Industry Icon Award in recognition of her storied career in music production. See you there!