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American Roots Music

Genre

American Roots Music

2017 - 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Killer Diller Blues

Best American Roots Performance

Killer Diller Blues

If We Were Vampires

Best American Roots Song

If We Were Vampires

The Nashville Sound

Best Americana Album

The Nashville Sound

Laws Of Gravity

Best Bluegrass Album

Laws Of Gravity

Blue & Lonesome

Best Traditional Blues Album

Blue & Lonesome

TajMo

Best Contemporary Blues Album

TajMo

Mental Illness

Best Folk Album

Mental Illness

Kalenda

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Kalenda

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards

Music Facts: American Roots Music

  • American roots music is inspired by a variety of genres like folk, traditional country, Tejano, blues, and gospel. 

  • American roots music has a powerful history, including 1960s youth singing protest anthems, labor organizers belting "union songs," and enslaved African Americans singing spirituals. 

  • Recent GRAMMY winners for Best American Roots Performance include John Prine, Sara Bareilles and Alabama Shakes. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for American Roots Music

Nominations

Best American Roots Performance

Prodigal Daughter

Best American Roots Performance

Stompin' Ground

Best American Roots Performance

Oh Betty

Best American Roots Performance

Life According To Raechel

Best American Roots Performance

Someday It'll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)

Best Americana Performance

Made Up Mind

Best Americana Performance

You And Me On The Rock

Best Americana Performance

The Message

Best Americana Performance

There You Go Again

Best Americana Performance

Silver Moon [A Tribute To Michael Nesmith]

Best American Roots Song

You And Me On The Rock

Best American Roots Song

Prodigal Daughter

Best American Roots Song

Just Like That

Best American Roots Song

High And Lonesome

Best American Roots Song

Forever

Best American Roots Song

Bright Star

Best Americana Album

Just Like That...

Best Americana Album

Raise The Roof

Best Americana Album

Good To Be...

Best Americana Album

Things Happen That Way

Best Americana Album

In These Silent Days

Best Bluegrass Album

Get Yourself Outside

Best Bluegrass Album

Crooked Tree

Best Bluegrass Album

Calling You From My Mountain

Best Bluegrass Album

Almost Proud

Best Bluegrass Album

Toward The Fray

Best Traditional Blues Album

Mississippi Son

Best Traditional Blues Album

The Sun Is Shining Down

Best Traditional Blues Album

Get On Board

Best Traditional Blues Album

The Blues Don’t Lie

Best Traditional Blues Album

Heavy Load Blues

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Brother Johnny

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Set Sail

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Bloodline Maintenance

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Crown

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Done Come Too Far

Best Folk Album

Hell On Church Street

Best Folk Album

Age Of Apathy

Best Folk Album

The Light At The End Of The Line

Best Folk Album

Revealer

Best Folk Album

Spellbound

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Lucky Man

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Halau Hula Keali'i O Nalani - Live At The Getty Center

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Natalie Noelani

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Full Circle