Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song

Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song
Awarded for quality songwriting in the American Roots subgenres (folk, bluegrass, regional roots music, etc.)
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2014
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The Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song is a new award category at the annual Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality songs in the American Roots Music genres such as blues, bluegrass, folk, Americana and regional roots music. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

The award was first approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in Spring 2013.[3]

The award was first presented at the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony to Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, the songwriters of the awarded song.[4]


Year[I] Winning songwriter(s) Title Performer(s) Other nominees Ref.
2014 Edie Brickell and Steve Martin Love Has Come for You Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
  • Steve EarleInvisible (performed by Steve Earle & The Dukes & The Duchesses)
  • Sarah JaroszBuild Me Up from Bones (performed by Sarah Jarosz)
  • Tim O'Brien and Darrell ScottKeep Your Dirty Lights On (performed by Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott)
  • Allen ToussaintShrimp Po-Boy, Dressed (performed by Allen Toussaint)
2015 Rosanne Cash A Feather's Not a Bird Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal [5]
2016 Jason Isbell "24 Frames" Jason Isbell

See also

References and links

  1. "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. Lawless, John (June 8, 2013). "Grammy announces Best American Roots Song category". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. "Steve Martin And Edie Brickell Win Best American Roots Song". Grammy Award. January 26, 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. List of Nominees 2015
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