Exploring The American Roots Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the American Roots categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    Mumford & Sons
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    The Lumineers
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    Bonnie Raitt
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    The Avett Brothers
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    John Fullbright
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    Steep Canyon Rangers
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    Dailey & Vincent
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    The Grascals
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    Ruthie Foster
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    Noam Pikelny
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    Shemekia Copeland
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    Dr. John
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    Joan Osborne
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    Carolina Chocolate Drops
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    Ry Cooder
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    Luther Dickinson
January 03, 2013 -- 3:30 pm PST
GRAMMY.com

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the American Roots Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

This year's American Roots Field includes first-time nominees such as the Avett Brothers, John Fullbright, the Lumineers, Special Consensus, and Steep Canyon Rangers. Previous nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Dailey & Vincent, Ruthie Foster, Mumford & Sons, Noam Pikelny, and Joan Osborne. Veteran artists looking to add to their GRAMMY totals include Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their careers.

John Fullbright, From The Ground Up

Fullbright is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

The Lumineers, The Lumineers

The Lumineers are up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their careers.

Mumford & Sons, Babel

Mumford & Sons are up for six nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Raitt is up for one nomination this year. She has 25 prior GRAMMY nominations and nine prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Bluegrass Album

Dailey & Vincent, The Gospel Side Of

Dailey & Vincent are up for one nomination this year. They have one prior GRAMMY nomination.

The Grascals, Life Finds A Way

The Grascals are up for one nomination this year. They have two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Noam Pikelny, Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail

Pikelny is up for one nomination this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations, including one as part of Punch Brothers.

Special Consensus, Scratch Gravel Road

Special Consensus are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their careers.

Steep Canyon Rangers, Nobody Knows You

Steep Canyon Rangers are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their careers.

Best Blues Album

Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3

Copeland is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Dr. John, Locked Down

Dr. John is up for one nomination this year. He has 14 prior GRAMMY nominations and five prior GRAMMY wins.

Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn

Foster is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Heritage Blues Orchestra, And Still I Rise

Heritage Blues Orchestra are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their careers.

Joan Osborne, Bring It On Home

Osborne is up for one nomination this year. She has six prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Folk Album

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden

Caroline Chocolate Drops are up for one nomination this year. They have one prior GRAMMY win.

Ry Cooder, Election Special

Cooder is up for one nomination this year. He has 13 prior GRAMMY nominations and six prior GRAMMY wins.

Luther Dickinson, Hambone's Meditations

Dickinson is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations, including three as part of North Mississippi Allstars.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Ma is up for one GRAMMY nomination this year. He has 24 prior GRAMMY nominations and 16 prior GRAMMY wins. Duncan is up for one nomination this year. He has 10 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins. Meyer is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins. Thile is up for one nomination this year. He has 13 prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win as part of Nickel Creek.

Various Artists, This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Keola Beamer, Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Beamer is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Radmilla Cody, Shi Kéyah — Songs For The People

Cody is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Weldon Kekauoha, Pilialoha

Kekauoha is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Corey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie And André Thierry, Nothin' But The Best

Ledet, Dopsie and Thierry are up for one nomination each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy, The Band Courtbouillon

Toups, Riley and Savoy are up for one nomination each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination for Toups. Riley has five prior GRAMMY nominations and Savoy has four prior nominations.

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