Yola nominated for GRAMMYs including best americana album

The full list of the nominations for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards have been announced and queen of country-soul Yola has received four nominations including Best New Artist and three nominations in the Roots category including Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance (for ‘Faraway Look’) and Best Americana Album for her debut Dan Auerbach-produced album ‘Walk Through Fire’. Auerbach also received a nomination for Producer Of The Year.

Yola stated: “To be nominated for four awards in the 10th month of my debut year is beyond a dream come true. Thank you to my incredible team and everyone who has supported and believed in me along the way. Great to see such incredible talent nominated alongside me. I’m truly honoured to be in the category with every artist nominated – see you in January! ”

Other nominees for best americana album include Calexico with Iron and Wine for their ‘Years to Burn’ collaboration and Kenyan singer-songwriter J.S.Ondara. The awards covers albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.  Gregory Alan Isakov and the sublime Che Apalache have been nominated in the Best Folk Album category which often bleeds into americana. We love most of it anyway.

The ceremony will take place on 26th January 2020 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Here are those nominees:

Best Americana Album

YEARS TO BURN – Calexico And Iron & Wine
WHO ARE YOU NOW – Madison Cunningham
OKLAHOMA – Keb’ Mo’
TALES OF AMERICA – J.S. Ondara
WALK THROUGH FIRE – Yola

Best Folk Album

MY FINEST WORK YET – Andrew Bird
REARRANGE MY HEART – Che Apalache
PATTY GRIFFIN – Patty Griffin
EVENING MACHINES – Gregory Alan Isakov
FRONT PORCH – Joy Williams

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

1 thought on “Yola nominated for GRAMMYs including best americana album”

  1. Witnessed Yola’s greatness in Nashville last month opening for Maggie Rogers (also Grammy nominee this year) and Kasey Musgraves (Grammy winner – Album of the year 2019.) What talent! Perfect blend of country, soul, indie. Love music that crosses different genres and artists that know no boundaries.

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