Here’s the americana winners from the 2017 Grammys

Good morning everyone. The Boot website helpfully reports this morning the big winners in the categories you care about (a bit more than Adele vs Beyoncé) in last night’s Grammys.  They report: “The winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards were revealed on Sunday (Feb. 12), during both the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony and the televised awards show. A number of country, Americana, bluegrass and folk artists went home with trophies this year. Maren Morris earned the most nominations of any country artist in 2017: She was up for Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, in addition to the all-genre Best New Artist award. Sturgill Simpson was competing for the all-genre Album of the Year honor, as well as Best Country Album, and Kelsea Ballerini, too, was nominated for Best New Artist. Other country nominees included Keith Urban, Brandy Clark, the Avett Brothers, Miranda Lambert and more. 

Readers can see a complete list of country, Americana, bluegrass and folk Grammys nominees below [and catch a clip of Sturgill’s performance below this list]

2017 Grammy Awards Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Winners

Best Country Album
“Big Day in a Small Town” Brandy Clark
“Full Circle” Loretta Lynn
“Hero” Maren Morris
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” Sturgill Simpson — WINNER
“Ripcord” Keith Urban

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur)
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna) — WINNER
“My Church,” Maren Morris (busbee, Maren Morris)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance
“Love Can Go to Hell,” Brandy Clark
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“My Church,” Maren Morris — WINNER
“Church Bells,” Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

Best Country Duo / Group Performance
“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley With Elle King
“21 Summer,” Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney With Pink
“Jolene,” Pentatonix With Dolly Parton — WINNER
“Think of You,” Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Americana Album
True Sadness, the Avett Brothers
This Is Where I Live, William Bell — WINNER
The Cedar Creek Sessions, Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & the Rifle, Lori McKenna
Kid Sister, the Time Jumpers

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Alabama at Night,” Robbie Fulks (Robbie Fulks)
“City Lights,” Jack White (Jack White)
“Gulfstream,” Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars (Eric Adcock and Roddie Romero)
“Kid Sister,” the Time Jumpers (Vince Gill) — WINNER
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna (Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Best American Roots Performance
“Ain’t No Man,” the Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time,” Blind Boys of Alabama
“Factory Girl,” Rhiannon Giddens
“House of Mercy,” Sarah Jarosz — WINNER
“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna

Best Bluegrass Album
Original Traditional, Blue Highway
Burden Bearer, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Hazel and Alice Sessions, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
North By South, Claire Lynch
Coming Home, O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor — WINNER

Best Folk Album
Silver Skies Blue, Judy Collins & Ari Hest
Upland Stories, Robbie Fulks
Factory Girl, Rhiannon Giddens
Weighted Mind, Sierra Hull
Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz — WINNER

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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