Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance

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Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance
Awarded forquality performances in the American Roots subgenres (folk, bluegrass, regional roots music, etc.)
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2015
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance is a new award category at the annual Grammy Awards from 2015.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

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The award was first approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in June 2014. [1]

According to NARAS, the new award will encompass all of the subgenres of the American Roots category field, which include Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk and other forms of regional roots music. The category will be open for solo artists, duos, groups and other collaborations and is for singles or tracks only.

The Grammy will be awarded to the performer(s) on the winning recording.

Winners

2010s

Inaugural recipient Rosanne Cash Cash main.jpg
Inaugural recipient Rosanne Cash
Year [I] Artist(s)TitleOther nomineesRef.
2015 Rosanne Cash "A Feather's Not a Bird" [2]
2016 Mavis Staples "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
2017 Sarah Jarosz "House of Mercy"
2018 Alabama Shakes "Killer Diller Blues" [3]
2019 Brandi Carlile "The Joke"
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See also

  1. Grammy.com, 12 June 2014
  2. List of Nominees 2015
  3. Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018: See the Complete List of Nominees". Billboard . Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  4. Grammy.com, 7 December 2018

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