Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album

Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Album
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental regional forms of american roots music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2012
Last awarded 2013
Official website

The Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 as the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the regionally based traditional American music, including Hawaiian, Native American, polka, zydeco and Cajun music genres. 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]

It is a new category in which the previous Best Hawaiian Music Album, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album and Best Native American Music Album categories have been merged. The change was the result of a major overhaul of Grammy categories, announced in April 2011.[3] The new category also recognizes other musical forms, such as polka, whose own Grammy category was discontinued in 2009.


Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Rebirth Brass Band Rebirth of New Orleans [4]
2013 Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy The Band Courtbouillon
  • Keola BeamerMalamo Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
  • Radmilla Cody - Shi Kéyah - Songs for the People
  • Weldon Kekauoha - Pilialoha
  • Corey Ledet, Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie & Andre Thierry - Nothin' But the Best
2014 Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Dockside Sessions
  • Hot 8 Brass Band - The Life & Times of...The Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Kahulanui - Hula Kui
  • Zachary Richard - Le Fou
  • Joe Tohonnie Jr. - Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs
2015 Jo-El Sonnier The Legacy
  • Bonsoir Catin - Light the Stars
  • Kamaka Kukona - Hanu'a'ala
  • Magnolia Sisters - Love's Lies
  • Joe Tohonnie Jr. - Ceremony
2016 Jon Cleary Go Go Juice

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.


External links

Official Site of the Grammy Awards

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