GRAMMY Nominations 2018 – Roots Music Categories

Read the nominations for the Roots Music 2018 Grammys

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Here are some selected 2018 Grammy Award nominees in the American Roots Music Field (plus a couple more).

The winners will be announced and will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday January 28.  The eligibility period for nominees ran from October 1 2016 to September 30 2017.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards Nominees are:


Best American Roots Performance:

“Killer Diller Blues” — Alabama Shakes

“Let My Mother Live” — Blind Boys Of Alabama

“Arkansas Farmboy” — Glen Campbell

“Steer Your Way” — Leonard Cohen

“I Never Cared For You” — Alison Krauss


Best American Roots Song:

“Cumberland Gap” — David Rawlings

“I Wish You Well” — The Mavericks

“If We Were Vampires” — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

“It Ain’t Over Yet” — Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White

“My Only True Friend” – Gregg Allman


Best Americana Album:

Southern Blood — Gregg Allman

Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb

Beast Epic — Iron & Wine

The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Brand New Day — The Mavericks


Best Bluegrass Album:

Fiddler’s Dream — Michael Cleveland

Laws Of Gravity — The Infamous Stringdusters

Original — Bobby Osborne

Universal Favorite — Noam Pikelny

All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] — Rhonda Vincent And The Rage


Best Traditional Blues Album:

Migration Blues — Eric Bibb

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Roll And Tumble — R.L. Boyce

Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train — Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

Blue & Lonesome — The Rolling Stones


Best Contemporary Blues Album:

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm — Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Recorded Live In Lafayette — Sonny Landreth

TajMo — Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Got Soul — Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Live From The Fox Oakland — Tedeschi Trucks Band


Best Folk Album:

Mental Illness — Aimee Mann

Semper Femina — Laura Marling

The Queen Of Hearts — Offa Rex

You Don’t Own Me Anymore — The Secret Sisters

The Laughing Apple — Yusuf / Cat Stevens


Best Regional Roots Music Album:

Top Of The Mountain — Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers

Ho’okena 3.0 — Ho’okena

Kalenda — Lost Bayou Ramblers

Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live] — Northern Cree

Pua Kiele — Josh Tatofi


Best Country Solo Performance:

Sam Hunt — Body Like A Back Road

Alison Krauss — Losing You

Miranda Lambert — Tin Man

Maren Morris — I Could Use A Love Song

Chris Stapleton — Either Way


Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

Brothers Osborne — It Ain’t My Fault

Zac Brown Band — My Old Man

Lady Antebellum — You Look Good

Little Big Town — Better Man

Midland — Drinkin’ Problem


Best Country Song

Better Man — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)

Body Like A Back Road — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)

Broken Halos — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Drinkin’ Problem — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)

Tin Man — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)


Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney

Heart Break — Lady Antebellum

The Breaker — Little Big Town

Life Changes — Thomas Rhett

From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

What If — The Jerry Douglas Band

Spirit — Alex Han

Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez


Read the nominations for the Roots Music 2018 Grammys



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