Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song

Last updated on 16 August 2017

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]

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]

Recipients

Year[I] Winning songwriter(s) Title Performer(s) Other nominees Ref.
2014 Edie Brickell and Steve Martin "Love Has Come for You" Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
  • Steve EarleInvisible (performed by Steve Earle & The Dukes & The Duchesses)
  • Sarah JaroszBuild Me Up from Bones (performed by Sarah Jarosz)
  • Tim O'Brien and Darrell ScottKeep Your Dirty Lights On (performed by Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott)
  • Allen ToussaintShrimp Po-Boy, Dressed (performed by Allen Toussaint)
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2015 Rosanne Cash and 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
  • Robbie Fulks for Alabama at Night, performed by Robbie Fulks
  • Jack White for City Lights, performed by Jack White
  • Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero for Gulfstream, performed by Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars
  • Lori McKenna & Felix McTeigue for Wreck You, performed by Lori McKenna
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See also

References and links

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Lawless, John (June 8, 2013). "Grammy announces Best American Roots Song category". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Steve Martin And Edie Brickell Win Best American Roots Song". Grammy Award. January 26, 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Jay Z Tops 56th GRAMMY Nominations With Nine". GRAMMY.com. May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ List of Nominees 2015
  7. ^ "Grammy Awards 2016: Kendrick Lamar made history with an unapologetically black album". Los Angeles Times. December 7, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". GRAMMY.com. December 6, 2016. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2017.

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