The nominations have been announced for the 63rd annual Grammy awards which are due to take place on January 31st 2021, and amongst the three thousand odd categories are of course Best Americana Album and Best American Roots song. In the former category, the nominees include Hiss Golden Messenger ‘Terms of Surrender’, Sarah Jarosz ‘World on the Ground’, Marcus King ‘El Dorado’, Lucinda Williams ‘Good Souls Better Angels’ and Courtney Marie Andrews ‘Old Flowers’ which comes hot on the heels of nominations for Best International Artist and Best International Album at the 2021 Americana Association UK Awards also due to take place in January.
For the Best American Roots Song category, Lucinda Williams and Sarah Jarosz get another look in for their respective songs ‘Man Without a Soul’ and ‘Hometown’ with competition from The Secret Sisters, Siera Hull and John Prine, who at least the Grammy board thought worth a mention unlike their CMA counterparts.
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