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Grammy Awards 2023 – Roots Music Nominations

Grammy Award Nominees 2023

Grammy Awards 2023

Nominees Revealed

Roots Music Categories Listed

The nominees for the Grammy Awards 2023 have just been announced. There are ninety-one award categories (!) to be presented Sunday 5 February in Los Angeles. We’ve screened the list to identify roots music that aligns with the genres we follow here on Listening Through The Lens. And here they are (with their category numbers):

27. Best Country Solo Performance

For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.

  • Heartfirst – Kelsea Ballerini
  • Something In The Orange – Zach Bryan
  • In His Arms – Miranda Lambert
  • Circles Around This Town – Maren Morris
  • Live Forever – Willie Nelson

28. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.

  • Wishful Drinking – Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt
  • Midnight Rider’s Prayer – Brothers Osborne
  • Outrunnin’ Your Memory – Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert
  • Does He Love You – Revisited – Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton
  • Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde
  • Going Where The Lonely Go – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

29. Best Country Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Circles Around This Town – Ryan Hurd, Julia Michaels, Maren Morris & Jimmy Robbins, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • Doin’ This – Luke Combs, Drew Parker & Robert Williford, songwriters (Luke Combs)
  • I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Lori McKenna & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • If I Was A Cowboy – Jesse Frasure & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die – Rodney Crowell & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Willie Nelson)
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Matt Rogers & Ben Stennis, songwriters (Cody Johnson)

30. Best Country Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new country recordings.

  • Growin’ Up – Luke Combs
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde
  • Humble Quest – Maren Morris
  • A Beautiful Time – Willie Nelson

47. Best American Roots Performance

For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings. This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).

  • Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version) – Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton
  • Life According To Raechel – Madison Cunningham
  • Oh Betty – Fantastic Negrito
  • Stompin’ Ground – Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Prodigal Daughter – Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell

48. Best Americana Performance

For new vocal or instrumental Americana performance. Award to the artist(s).

  • Silver Moon [A Tribute To Michael Nesmith] – Eric Alexandrakis
  • There You Go Again – Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett
  • The Message – Blind Boys Of Alabama Featuring Black Violin
  • You And Me On The Rock – Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
  • Made Up Mind – Bonnie Raitt

49. Best American Roots Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Bright Star – Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell)
  • Forever – Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)
  • High And Lonesome – T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
  • Just Like That – Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
  • Prodigal Daughter – Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell)
  • You And Me On The Rock – Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius)

50. Best Americana Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.

  • In These Silent Days – Brandi Carlile
  • Things Happen That Way – Dr. John
  • Good To Be… – Keb’ Mo’
  • Raise The Roof – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Just Like That… – Bonnie Raitt

51. Best Bluegrass Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings

  • Toward The Fray – The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band
  • Calling You From My Mountain – Peter Rowan
  • Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
  • Get Yourself Outside – Yonder Mountain String Band

52. Best Traditional Blues Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.

  • Heavy Load Blues – Gov’t Mule
  • The Blues Don’t Lie – Buddy Guy
  • Get On Board – Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder
  • The Sun Is Shining Down – John Mayall
  • Mississippi Son – Charlie Musselwhite

53. Best Contemporary Blues Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.

  • Done Come Too Far – Shemekia Copeland
  • Crown – Eric Gales
  • Bloodline Maintenance – Ben Harper
  • Set Sail – North Mississippi Allstars
  • Brother Johnny – Edgar Winter

54. Best Folk Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.

  • Spellbound – Judy Collins
  • Revealer – Madison Cunningham
  • The Light At The End Of The Line – Janis Ian
  • Age Of Apathy – Aoife O’Donovan
  • Hell On Church Street – Punch Brothers

55. Best Regional Roots Music Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.

  • Full Circle – Sean Ardoin And Kreole Rock And Soul Featuring LSU Golden Band From Tigerland
  • Natalie Noelani – Natalie Ai Kamauu
  • Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani – Live At The Getty Center – Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani
  • Lucky Man – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
  • Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Ranky Tanky

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