Los Lobos win best americana album at 2022 Grammys

The Grammys were held last night and without anyone getting hit in the face, it was left to the awards themselves to do the heavy lifting. Los Lobos’ lovely ‘Native Sons’ album which we raved about last year (and which also made our end of year lists) took the gong for the best americana album, beating off competition from Jackson Browne and our very own Yola among others, while Jon Batiste took the awards for both best American Roots Song and best American Roots performance for ‘Cry’. Here are all the winners:

Best American Roots Performance
“Cry,” Jon Batiste – WINNER
“Love and Regret,” Billy Strings
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,”  The Blind Boys of Alabama & Bela Fleck
“Same Devil,” Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile
“Nightflyer,” Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song
“Avalon,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi (Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson & Francesco Turrisi, songwriters)
“Call Me a Fool,” Valerie June featuring Carla Thomas (Valerie June, songwriter)
“Cry,” Jon Batiste (Jon Batiste & Steve McEwan, songwriters) – WINNER
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” Yola (Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Yola, songwriters)
“Nightflyer,” Allison Russell (Jeremy Lindsay & Allison Russell, songwriters)

Best Americana Album
Downhill From Everywhere, Jackson Browne
Leftover Feelings, John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band
Native Sons, Los Lobos – WINNER
Outside Child, Allison Russell
Stand for Myself, Yola

Best Bluegrass Album
Renewal, Billy Strings
My Bluegrass Heart, Béla Fleck – WINNER
A Tribute to Bill Monroe, The Infamous Stringdusters
Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions), Sturgill Simpson
Music Is What I See, Rhonda Vincent

Best Folk Album
One Night Lonely (Live), Mary Chapin Carpenter
Long Violent History, Tyler Childers
Wednesday (Extended Edition), Madison Cunningham
They’re Calling Me Home, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – WINNER
Blue Heron Suite, Sarah Jarosz


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