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American Roots Music

Genre

American Roots Music

Wins*

659

Nominations*

3137

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 64th 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

Wins

Best American Roots Performance

Cry

Best American Roots Song

Cry

Best Americana Album

Native Sons

Best Bluegrass Album

My Bluegrass Heart

Best Traditional Blues Album

I Be Trying

Best Contemporary Blues Album

662

Best Folk Album

They're Calling Me Home

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Kau Ka Pe'a

Nominations

Best American Roots Performance

Love And Regret

Best American Roots Performance

Nightflyer

Best American Roots Performance

Same Devil

Best American Roots Performance

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Best American Roots Song

Bored

Best American Roots Song

Nightflyer

Best American Roots Song

Diamond Studded Shoes

Best American Roots Song

Call Me A Fool

Best American Roots Song

Avalon

Best Americana Album

Stand For Myself

Best Americana Album

Outside Child

Best Americana Album

Leftover Feelings

Best Americana Album

Downhill From Everywhere

Best Bluegrass Album

Renewal

Best Bluegrass Album

Music Is What I See

Best Bluegrass Album

Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)

Best Bluegrass Album

A Tribute To Bill Monroe

Best Traditional Blues Album

Take Me Back!

Best Traditional Blues Album

Be Ready When I Call You

Best Traditional Blues Album

Traveler's Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album

100 Years Of Blues

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Fire It Up

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Uncivil War

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Royal Tea

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Delta Kream

Best Folk Album

Blue Heron Suite

Best Folk Album

Wednesday (Extended Edition)

Best Folk Album

Long Violent History

Best Folk Album

One Night Lonely [Live]

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live In New Orleans!

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Corey Ledet Zydeco

Best Regional Roots Music Album

My People

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Bloodstains & Teardrops