Here are all the GRAMMY roots winners from Sunday

Credit: John Edwards

It was the 65th GRAMMY awards on Sunday (the CAPS in GRAMMY is always so jarring, it feels like they’re shouting) although we got distracted by the final episode of Happy Valley so forgive us for being a bit late with this news. As usual there were a million and one categories including a roots section which included awards for Americana, folk, bluegrass and blues, the last of which was won by, as the Daily Mail put it, “unknown blues singer Bonnie Raitt”. Here are all the nominees and winners, and hey if you want the whole list of winners in every category, maybe book some time off work then head to the official GRAMMY awards site here.

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 bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).

  • Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)
    Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton
  • Life According To Raechel
    Madison Cunningham
  • Oh Betty
    Fantastic Negrito

*Stompin’ Ground – WINNER
Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

  • Prodigal Daughter
    Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance

For new vocal or instrumental Americana performance. Award to the artist(s).

  • Silver Moon [A Tribute To Michael Nesmith]
    Eric Alexandrakis
  • There You Go Again
    Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett
  • The Message
    Blind Boys Of Alabama Featuring Black Violin
  • You And Me On The Rock
    Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius

*Made Up Mind – WINNER
Bonnie Raitt

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.

  • Bright Star
    Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell)
  • Forever
    Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)
  • High And Lonesome
    T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)

*Just Like That – WINNER
Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

  • Prodigal Daughter
    Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell)
  • You And Me On The Rock
    Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius)

Best Americana Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.

*In These Silent Days – WINNER
Brandi Carlile

  • Things Happen That Way
    Dr. John
  • Good To Be…
    Keb’ Mo’
  • Raise The Roof
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Just Like That…
    Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.

  • Toward The Fray
    The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Almost Proud
    The Del McCoury Band
  • Calling You From My Mountain
    Peter Rowan

*Crooked Tree – WINNER
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

  • Get Yourself Outside
    Yonder Mountain String Band

Best Traditional Blues Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.

  • Heavy Load Blues
    Gov’t Mule
  • The Blues Don’t Lie
    Buddy Guy

*Get On Board – WINNER
Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder

  • The Sun Is Shining Down
    John Mayall
  • Mississippi Son
    Charlie Musselwhite

Best Contemporary Blues Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.

  • Done Come Too Far
    Shemekia Copeland
  • Crown
    Eric Gales
  • Bloodline Maintenance
    Ben Harper
  • Set Sail
    North Mississippi Allstars

*Brother Johnny – WINNER
Edgar Winter

Best Folk Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.

  • Spellbound
    Judy Collins

*Revealer – WINNER
Madison Cunningham

  • The Light At The End Of The Line
    Janis Ian
  • Age Of Apathy
    Aoife O’Donovan
  • Hell On Church Street
    Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.

  • Full Circle
    Sean Ardoin And Kreole Rock And Soul Featuring LSU Golden Band From Tigerland
  • Natalie Noelani
    Natalie Ai Kamauu
  • Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani – Live At The Getty Center
    Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani
  • Lucky Man
    Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

*Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – WINNER
Ranky Tanky

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