Americana Music Association Artists nominated for 2021 GRAMMY Awards


Congratulations to all of the Americana Music Association artists that have nominated in the American Roots Music Field for the 63rd annual GRAMMY® Awards! Check below to see if your favourites were recognized.

Best Americana Album:

  • 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

Best American Roots Performance:

  • “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

Best American Roots Song:

  • “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)

    Photo: Lyza Renee

A special congratulations to the Black Pumas who garnered nominations in the coveted general fields!

Album of the Year:

  • Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas

Record of the Year:

  • “Colors” — Black Pumas

Best Bluegrass Album:

  • 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

Best Traditional Blues Album:

  • 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

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? — Fantastic Negrit
  • Live at the Paramount — Ruthie Foster Big Ban
  • e Juice — G. Love
  • Blackbirds — Bettye LaVette
  • Up and Rolling — North Mississippi Allstars

Best Folk Album

  • 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

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • 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

Best Rock Performance

  • “Stay High” — Brittany Howard
  • “Daylight” — Grace Potter

Best Rock Song:

  • “Stay High” — Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album:

  • Daylight — Grace Potter
  • Sound & Fury — Sturgill Simpson

Best Alternative Music Album:

  • Jaime — Brittany Howard

Best R&B Performance:

  • “Goat Head” — Brittany Howard

Best Country Solo Performance:

  • “Who You Thought I Was” — Brandy Clark

Best Country Song:

  • “Bluebird” — Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • “Crowded Table” — Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)

Best Country Album:

  • Your Life Is a Record — Brandy Clark

Best Song Written for Visual Media:

  • “Carried Me With You [From Onward]” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

  • Ode to Joy — Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)

Best Album Notes:

The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of The West, 1940-1974 — Scott B. Bomar, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album:

  • Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions — Béla Fleck, compilation producer; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Béla Fleck) 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

  • Black Hole Rainbow — Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)
  • Expectations — Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)
  • Jaime — Shawn Everett, engineer; Shawn Everett, mastering engineer (Brittany Howard)
  • 25 Trips — Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Adam Grover, mastering engineer (Sierra Hull)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

  • Dan Auerbach
  • Dave Cobb

Best Music Film:

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt; Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers

Congratulations to all of the well-deserved nominees this year!

You can tune in to the 63rd annual GRAMMY® Awards live on Sunday, Jan. 31 to see who takes home the gold on music’s biggest night.