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American Roots Music

Genre

American Roots Music

Wins*

686

Nominations*

3269

2014 - 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

A Feather's Not A Bird

Best American Roots Performance

A Feather's Not A Bird

Rosanne Cash

A Feather's Not A Bird

Best American Roots Song

A Feather's Not A Bird

The River & The Thread

Best Americana Album

The River & The Thread

Rosanne Cash

The Earls Of Leicester

Best Bluegrass Album

The Earls Of Leicester

The Earls Of Leicester

Step Back

Best Blues Album

Step Back

Johnny Winter

Remedy

Best Folk Album

Remedy

Old Crow Medicine Show

The Legacy

Best Regional Roots Music Album

The Legacy

Jo-El Sonnier

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 66th 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

Eve Was Black

Best Americana Performance

Dear Insecurity

Best American Roots Song

Cast Iron Skillet

Best Americana Album

Weathervanes

Best Bluegrass Album

City Of Gold

Best Traditional Blues Album

All My Love For You

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Blood Harmony

Best Folk Album

Joni Mitchell At Newport [Live]

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live: Orpheum Theater NOLA

Best Regional Roots Music Album

New Beginnings...

Nominations

Best American Roots Performance

You Louisiana Man

Best American Roots Performance

Inventing The Wheel

Best American Roots Performance

Heaven Help Us All

Best American Roots Performance

Butterfly

Best Americana Performance

The Returner

Best Americana Performance

King Of Oklahoma

Best Americana Performance

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Best Americana Performance

Friendship

Best American Roots Song

The Returner

Best American Roots Song

Dear Insecurity

Best American Roots Song

California Sober

Best American Roots Song

Blank Page

Best Americana Album

The Returner

Best Americana Album

You're The One

Best Americana Album

The Chicago Sessions

Best Americana Album

Brandy Clark

Best Bluegrass Album

Me/And/Dad

Best Bluegrass Album

Bluegrass

Best Bluegrass Album

Mighty Poplar

Best Bluegrass Album

Lovin' Of The Game

Best Bluegrass Album

Radio John: Songs of John Hartford

Best Traditional Blues Album

Teardrops For Magic Slim Live At Rosa's Lounge

Best Traditional Blues Album

Life Don't Miss Nobody

Best Traditional Blues Album

The Soul Side Of Sipp

Best Traditional Blues Album

Ridin'

Best Contemporary Blues Album

LaVette!

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Live In London

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Healing Time

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Death Wish Blues

Best Folk Album

Folkocracy

Best Folk Album

Seven Psalms

Best Folk Album

Jubilee

Best Folk Album

Celebrants

Best Folk Album

I Only See The Moon

Best Folk Album

Traveling Wildfire

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live At The Maple Leaf

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Too Much To Hold

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Made In New Orleans

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Live At The 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival