(Los Angeles, CA) – The Nominees have been announced for the 2017 Grammy’s. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. We extend our congratulations to all the nominees. Our focus is primarily blues and roots, of course, so here’s that list!
Best Traditional Blues Album:
Can’t Shake The Feeling — Lurrie Bell
Live At The Greek Theatre — Joe Bonamassa
Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II) — Luther Dickinson
The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers — Vasti Jackson
Porcupine Meat — Bobby Rush
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
The Last Days Of Oakland — Fantastic Negrito
Love Wins Again — Janiva Magness
Bloodline — Kenny Neal
Give It Back To You — The Record Company
Everybody Wants A Piece — Joe Louis Walker
In the Best Roots Gospel Album:
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
In the Best American Roots Performance category
“Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” — Blind Boys Of Alabama
Track from: God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
In the Best Americana Album category
This Is Where I Live — William Bell — Stax
The recording industry’s most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by The Recording Academy. A GRAMMY is awarded by The Recording Academy’s voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not sales or chart positions (GRAMMY Awards Voting Process). The annual GRAMMY Awards presentation brings together thousands of creative and technical professionals in the recording industry from all over the world.
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