Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song

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Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song
Awarded forquality songwriting in the American Roots subgenres (folk, bluegrass, regional roots music, etc.)
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2014
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song is a new award category at the annual Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to recording artists for quality songs in the American Roots Music genres such as blues, bluegrass, folk, Americana and regional roots music. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". [2]

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. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).

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The award was first approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in Spring 2013. [3]

The award was first presented at the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony to Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, the songwriters of the awarded song. [4]

Edie Brickell singer from the United States

Edie Arlisa Brickell is an American singer-songwriter widely known for 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. She is married to Paul Simon.

Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer

Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

Recipients

YearSongwriter(s)TitleArtist(s)Nominees
(Performer(s) in parenthesis)
Ref.
2014 Edie Brickell and Steve Martin "Love Has Come for You"Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
[5]
2015 Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal "A Feather's Not a Bird"Rosanne Cash
[6]
2016 Jason Isbell "24 Frames"Jason Isbell
[7]
2017 Vince Gill "Kid Sister" The Time Jumpers
[8]
2018 Jason Isbell "If We Were Vampires"Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
[9]
2019 Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth"The Joke"Brandi Carlile
[10]

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