Sean Smith is a writer and Executive Vice President at the Recording Academy/Grammys. He writes on music, culture and fatherhood. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Nashville Tennessean, Grammy.com, Saving Country Music, and Fatherly. Earlier in his career, he worked in U.S. politics and served as a senior communications official in the Obama administration. A native Oregonian, he now lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and two young sons.