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ANNOUNCING: 2019 American Roots Music Grammy Nominations

Dec 7, 2018

ANNOUNCING: 2019 American Roots Music Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning, featuring a number of BGS favorites as well as plenty of artists we’re eager to check out. Take a look at the American Roots Music nominations and tune into the GRAMMY Awards on¬†Sunday, February 10, on CBS.¬†See additional categories and the entire nominations list here.¬†

Best American Roots Performance

“Kick Rocks” — Sean Ardoin
“Saint James Infirmary Blues” — Jon Batiste
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“All On My Mind” — Anderson East
“Last Man Standing” — Willie Nelson

Best American Roots Song

“All the Trouble” — Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)
“Build a Bridge” — Jeff Tweedy, songwriter (Mavis Staples)
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
“Summer’s End” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)

Best Americana Album

By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
The Tree of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop of Truth — The Wood Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album

Portraits in Fiddles — Mike Barnett
Sister Sadie II — Sister Sadie
Rivers and Roads¬†— Special Consensus
The Travelin’ McCourys¬†— The Travelin’ McCourys
North of Despair¬†— Wood & Wire

Best Traditional Blues Album

Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Benton County Relic¬†— Cedric Burnside
The Blues is Alive and Well¬†— Buddy Guy
No Mercy in This Land¬†— Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite
Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker)¬†— Maria Muldaur

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Please Don’t Be Dead¬†— Fantastic Negrito
Here in Babylon¬†— Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps
Cry No More¬†— Danielle Nicole
Out of the Blues¬†— Boz Scaggs
Victor Wainwright And The Train¬†— Victor Wainwright And The Train

Best Folk Album

Whistle Down the Wind¬†— Joan Baez
Black Cowboys¬†— Dom Flemons
Rifles & Rosary Beads¬†— Mary Gauthier
Weed Garden — Iron & Wine
All Ashore¬†— Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Kreole Rock and Soul¬†— Sean Ardoin
Spyboy¬†— Cha Wa
Alohoa from Na Hoa¬†— Na Hoa
No ‘Ane’i¬†— Kalani Pe’a
Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs¬†— Young Spirit


Lede artwork courtesy of the Recording Academy‚ĄĘ/Getty Images ¬© 2018

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ANNOUNCING: 2019 American Roots Music Grammy Nominations
ANNOUNCING: 2019 American Roots Music Grammy Nominations