American roots music legend Peter Rowan has just been nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The nomination is for his recently released album, ‘Calling You From My Mountain‘, on Rebel Records. The new album is his second for Rebel and will be his seventh Grammy nomination in a long career that saw him previously win an award for his contributions to ‘True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe‘ in 1997. He has spent over sixty years spent on stages across the USA and the world and is considered an interpreter of the many branches of American roots music. This nomination follows Peter Rowan’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame in September.
“Oh my goodness!” Rowan said when reached for comment. “To be nominated for a Grammy this year! I’m honored and happy for the recognition of my band’s hard work on Calling You From My Mountain. Thank you all who nominated us!”.
“We at Rebel Records could not be more thrilled that Peter Rowan’s Calling You From My Mountain has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award!” said Mark Freeman, the owner of Rebel Records. “It has been a banner year for Peter with the release of this album and his recent induction into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. We are so happy for him!”
Rowan has been touring the UK this year, and Americana UK was lucky enough to catch one of his shows. Click here for a full review. In fact, staff writer Martin Johnson put seeing Peter Rowan in a pub in 1983 as one of his all-time favourite gigs. Read that amazing story here.
The Grammy Awards will be held in 2023. The list of nominees for Best Bluegrass Album are:
The Infamous Stringdusters – ‘Toward the Fray‘
Del McCoury Band – ‘Almost Proud‘
Peter Rowan – ‘Calling You from My Mountain‘
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – ‘Crooked Tree‘
Yonder Mountain String Band – ‘Get Yourself Outside‘