American Roots Grammy Nominations Announced

Posted on December 9, 2013 | by Amber von Nagel

The 2014 Grammy nominees have been announced, and we're pleased to see all of the wonderful artists nominated for American Roots music awards. From blues to bluegrass, Americana to Indigenous American folk, this is a talented bunch of acoustic musicians.

The video above shows a great performance and interview of one of the nominees (and one of 2013's most impressive newcomers), the Milk Carton Kids.

The nominees are as follows:

Best American Roots Song

"Build Me Up from Bones" – Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)

"Invisible" – Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle & The Dukes & Duchesses)

"Keep Your Dirty Lights On" – Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, songwriters (Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott)

"Love Has Come for You" – Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

"Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed" – Allen Toussaint, songwriter (Allen Toussaint)

Best Americana Album

Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Love Has Come for You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Buddy and Jim – Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale

One True Vine – Mavis Staples

Songbook – Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album

It's Just a Road – The Boxcars

Brothers Of The Highway – Dailey & Vincent

This World Oft Can Be – Della Mae

Three Chords And The Truth – James King

The Streets Of Baltimore – Del McCoury Band

BEST BLUES ALBUM

Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman

Cotton Mouth Man – James Cotton

Get Up! – Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Seesaw – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

Down In Louisiana – Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album

My Favorite Picture Of You – Guy Clark

Sweetheart Of The Sun – The Greencards

Build Me Up From Bones – Sarah Jarosz

The Ash & Clay – The Milk Carton Kids

They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration – Various Artists

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band – Hot 8 Brass Band

Hula Ku'i – Kahulanui

Le Fou – Zachary Richard

Dockside Sessions – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs – Joe Tohonnie Jr.

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