Exploring The American Roots Field Nominees

A look at the nominees in the American Roots Field categories for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Sarah Jarosz
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    Allen Toussaint
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    Steve Earle
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    Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott
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    Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
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    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
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    Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
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    Mavis Staples
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    Members of the Boxcars
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    Dailey & Vincent
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    Members of Della Mae
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    Del McCoury
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    Billy Boy Arnold
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    Mark Hummel
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    Guy Clark
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    Beth Hart
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    Bobby Rush
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    James Cotton
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    Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper
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    Joe Bonamassa
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    Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids
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    Members of the Hot 8 Brass Band
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    Zachary Richard
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    Terrance Simien
January 03, 2014 -- 4:47 pm PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the American Roots Field categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

First-time nominee Edie Brickell, previous GRAMMY nominees Sarah Jarosz, Charlie Musselwhite and Allen Toussaint, and GRAMMY winner Steve Martin lead the American Roots Field with two nominations each. Additional first-time nominees include Joe Bonamassa, the Boxcars, Della Mae, James Harman, Beth Hart, Mark Hummel, James King, and the Milk Carton Kids. Returning GRAMMY winners looking to add to their GRAMMY gold are James Cotton, Rodney Crowell, the Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Tim O'Brien, Mavis Staples, and Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience.

Best American Roots Song

Sarah Jarosz, "Build Me Up From Bones" (Sarah Jarosz, songwriter)

Jarosz has two nominations this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

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

Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career. As a solo artist, Earle has 15 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

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

O'Brien has one nomination this year, four prior GRAMMY nominations, including one as part of Hot Rize, and one prior GRAMMY win. Scott has one nomination this year and three prior GRAMMY nominations.

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

Brickell has two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career. Martin has two nominations this year, 11 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

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

Toussaint has two nominations this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Americana Album

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon

Harris has one nomination this year, 44 prior GRAMMY nominations and 12 prior GRAMMY wins.

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Love Has Come For You

Brickell has two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career. Martin has two nominations this year, 11 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale, Buddy And Jim

Miller has one nomination this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win. Lauderdale has one nomination this year, six prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Mavis Staples, One True Vine

Staples has one nomination this year, six prior GRAMMY nominations, including one as part of the Staple Singers, and one prior GRAMMY win.

Allen Toussaint, Songbook

Toussaint has two nominations this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Bluegrass Album

The Boxcars, It's Just A Road

The Boxcars have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Dailey & Vincent, Brothers Of The Highway

Dailey & Vincent have one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Della Mae, This World Oft Can Be

Della Mae have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

James King, Three Chords And The Truth

King has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Del McCoury Band, The Streets Of Baltimore

The Del McCoury Band have one nomination this year, 10 prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Best Blues Album

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

Arnold has one nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination. Musselwhite has three nominations this year, including Best Music Film for I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!, and eight prior GRAMMY nominations. Hummel has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career. Norcia has one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

James Cotton, Cotton Mouth Man

Cotton has one nomination this year, nine prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Seesaw

Hart and Bonamassa have one nomination each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their respective careers.

Bobby Rush, Down In Louisiana

Rush has one nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

56th GRAMMYs: American Roots Field Nominees Playlist

Best Folk Album

Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture Of You

Clark has one nomination this year and six prior GRAMMY nominations.

The Greencards, Sweetheart Of The Sun

The Greencards have one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Sarah Jarosz, Build Me Up From Bones

Jarosz has two nominations this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

The Milk Carton Kids, The Ash & Clay

The Milk Carton Kids have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

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

Album producer Chris Strachwitz has one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Regional Roots Music Album

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

The Hot 8 Brass Band have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Kahulanui, Hula Ku'i

Kahulanui have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Zachary Richard, Le Fou

Richard has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Dockside Sessions

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience have one nomination this year, one prior GRAMMY nomination and one prior GRAMMY win. 

Joe Tohonnie Jr., Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs

Tohonnie has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Who will take home the awards in the American Roots Field categories? Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

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