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2015 Grammy Nominations

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Roots musicians score numerous nominations.

by Scott Nygaard
December 06, 2014

Nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced on December 5. Most of the nominations for acoustic and roots musicians fall under the recently created American Roots Music genre, which are listed below. One exception is Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer’s album Bass and Mandolin, which managed to infiltrate the Contemporary Instrumental category.

American Roots Performance

"Statesboro Blues," Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal

"A Feather's Not a Bird," Rosanne Cash

"And When I Die," Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas

"The Old Me Better," Keb' Mo' Featuring the California Feet Warmers

"Destination," Nickel Creek


American Roots Song

"A Feather's Not a Bird," Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash)

"Just So Much," Jesse Winchester (Jesse Winchester)

"The New York Trains," Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury (The Del McCoury Band)

"Pretty Little One," Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell)

"Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt (John Hiatt)


Americana Album

"The River & the Thread," Rosanne Cash

"Terms of My Surrender," John Hiatt

"Bluesamericana," Keb' Mo'

"A Dotted Line," Nickel Creek

"Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," Sturgill Simpson


Bluegrass Album

"The Earls of Leicester," The Earls Of Leicester

"Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe," Noam Pikelny

"Cold Spell," Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

"Into My Own," Bryan Sutton

"Only Me," Rhonda Vincent


Blues Album

"Common Ground - Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy," Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin

"Promise of a Brand New Day," Ruthie Foster

"Juke Joint Chapel," Charlie Musselwhite

"Decisions," Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin'

"Step Back," Johnny Winter


Folk Album

"Three Bells," Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes

"Follow the Music," Alice Gerrard

"The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson

"Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show

"A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble," Jesse Winchester


Regional Roots Music Album

"Light the Stars," Bonsoir, Catin

"Hanu 'A'ala," Kamaka Kukona

"Love's Lies," Magnolia Sisters

"The Legacy," Jo-El Sonnier

"Ceremony," Joe Tohonnie Jr.


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