Grammy Nominations

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GRAMMY® Nominees have just been announced

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be given out at a ceremony on February 12 2017 in Los Angeles.

While there are so many categories and much debate about music classifications, there are a number of gongs that will be presented under the American roots music banner.  So, here below are those select nominations that you might find interesting.

Best Americana Album
The Avett Brothers, True Sadness
William Bell, This Is Where I Live
Kris Kristofferson, The Cedar Creek Sessions
Lori McKenna, The Bird & The Rifle
The Time Jumpers, Kid Sister

Best American Roots Song
Robbie Fulks, “Alabama At Night”
Jack White, “City Lights”
Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero, “Gulfstream”
Vince Gill, “Kid Sister”
Lori McKenna & Felix McTeigue, “Wreck You”

Best American Roots Performance
The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”
Blind Boys Of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time”
Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”
Sarah Jarosz, “House Of Mercy”
Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

Best Bluegrass Album
Blue Highway, Original Traditional
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Burden Bearer
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, The Hazel And Alice Sessions
Claire Lynch, North By South
O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, Coming Home

Best Traditional Blues Album
Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling
Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Greek Theatre
Luther Dickinson, Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II)
Vasti Jackson, The Soul Of Jimmie Rodgers
Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, The Last Days Of Oakland
Janiva Magness, Love Wins Again
Kenny Neal, Bloodline
The Record Company, Give It Back To You
Joe Louis Walker, Everybody Wants A Piece

Best Folk Album
Judy Collins & Ari Heist, Silver Skies Blue
Robbie Fulks, Upland Stories
Rhiannon Giddens, Factory Girl
Sierra Hull, Weighted Mind
Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard, Broken Promised Land
Northern Cree, It’s A Cree Thing
Kalani Pe’a, E Walea
Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars, Gulfstream
Various Artists, I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In The Evangeline Country

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Author: Rob Dickens

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