2021 GRAMMYs Nominees List

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, Sunday 31 January 2021, but the nominations are here now! Find out who is nominated in each of the roots and blues music categories below.

45. Best American Roots Performance
For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings.  This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).

  • COLORS
    Black Pumas
  • DEEP IN LOVE
    Bonny Light Horseman
  • SHORT AND SWEET
    Brittany Howard
  • I’LL BE GONE
    Norah Jones & Mavis Staples
  • I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
    John Prine

46. Best American Roots Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • CABIN
    Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)
  • CEILING TO THE FLOOR
    Sierra Hull & Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)
  • HOMETOWN
    Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
  • I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
    Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
  • MAN WITHOUT A SOUL
    Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)

47. Best Americana Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.

  • OLD FLOWERS
    Courtney Marie Andrews
  • TERMS OF SURRENDER
    Hiss Golden Messenger
  • WORLD ON THE GROUND
    Sarah Jarosz
  • EL DORADO
    Marcus King
  • GOOD SOULS BETTER ANGELS
    Lucinda Williams

48. Best Bluegrass Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.

  • MAN ON FIRE
    Danny Barnes
  • TO LIVE IN TWO WORLDS, VOL. 1
    Thomm Jutz
  • NORTH CAROLINA SONGBOOK
    Steep Canyon Rangers
  • HOME
    Billy Strings
  • THE JOHN HARTFORD FIDDLE TUNE PROJECT, VOL. 1
    Various Artists

49. Best Traditional Blues Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.

  • ALL MY DUES ARE PAID
    Frank Bey
  • YOU MAKE ME FEEL
    Don Bryant
  • THAT’S WHAT I HEARD
    Robert Cray Band
  • CYPRESS GROVE
    Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
  • RAWER THAN RAW
    Bobby Rush

50. Best Contemporary Blues Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.

  • HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET?
    Fantastic Negrito
  • LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT
    Ruthie Foster Big Band
  • THE JUICE
    G. Love
  • BLACKBIRDS
    Bettye LaVette
  • UP AND ROLLING
    North Mississippi Allstars

51. Best Folk Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.

  • BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN
    Bonny Light Horseman
  • THANKS FOR THE DANCE
    Leonard Cohen
  • SONG FOR OUR DAUGHTER
    Laura Marling
  • SATURN RETURN
    The Secret Sisters
  • ALL THE GOOD TIMES
    Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

52. Best Regional Roots Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.

  • MY RELATIVES “NIKSO KOWAIKS”
    Black Lodge Singers
  • CAMERON DUPUY AND THE CAJUN TROUBADOURS
    Cameron Dupuy And The Cajun Troubadours
  • LOVELY SUNRISE
    Nā Wai ʽEhā
  • ATMOSPHERE
    New Orleans Nightcrawlers
  • A TRIBUTE TO AL BERARD
    Sweet Cecilia

For the full nominees list check GRAMMY.com