Annual Awards


by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey  |  February 16, 2017

5 Nominations the ACM Awards Got Wrong, Wronger and Wrongest

 

 

 

 

The nominations for the 52nd annual ACM Awards were announced today (Feb. 16), and while artists like Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line racked up multiple nominations, there were more than a few questionable omissions—as well as inclusions—in the nomination process.

 

Here are five nominations the ACM Awards fouled up . . . on a scale of Wrong (slight), Wronger (embarrassing) and Wrongest (travesty).


1. Entertainer of the Year nominations

 

●Jason Aldean

●Luke Bryan

●Florida Georgia Line

●Carrie Underwood

●Keith Urban

 

Guess who’s missing? Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks. Based solely on the success of Garth’s stellar tour, I can make the case that he deserved a spot on the list. Plus, he’s the only artist to release an RIAAcertified platinum album in 2016. But alas, no love for the G-man. Perhaps the Academy docked him points for his GhostTunes debacle.

Scale: Wrong

 

3. Vocal Duo of the Year nominations

 

●Big & Rich

●Brothers Osborne

●Dan + Shay Florida

●Georgia Line

●Maddie & Tae

 

What did Maddie & Tae accomplish this year besides developing a new clothing line? The only single they released in 2016, “Sierra,” peaked at No. 47 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Meanwhile, LOCASH climbed to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “I Know Somebody,” after hitting No. 2 with “I Love This Life.” While LOCASH copped a New Vocal Group/Duo nomination, they deserved a Vocal Duo of the Year nomination.

Scale: Wronger

 

5. Vocal Group of the Year nominations

 

●Eli Young

●Band Lady Antebellum

●Little Big Town

●Old Dominion

●Rascal Flatts

 

While it’s probably a moot point because no band will dethrone Little Big Town, how the hell did Lady Antebellum earn a nomination? The trio has been on hiatus the entire year. Seriously, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley each tackled individual projects—quite successfully, I might add. This nomination is mind-blowing. Inconceivable. Throw Zac Brown Band a bone, why don’t ya.

Scale: Wrongest

2. Male Vocalist of the Year nominations

 

●Jason Aldean

●Dierks Bentley

●Thomas Rhett

●Chris Stapleton

●Keith Urban

 

No Blake Shelton? It’s another slight omission. Chris Stapleton—who I love - is still riding the momentum from his 2015 CMA title wave, while Jason Aldean, a deserving Entertainer of the Year nominee, is no pure vocalist. Blake can croon, whether you like his shtick or not, and he dropped two Billboard No. 1 tunes in 2016, “Came Here to Forget” and “A Guy With a Girl.”

Scale: Wrong

 

4. Album of the Year nominations

 

●Black - Dierks Bentley

●Dig Your Roots - Florida Georgia Line

●Hero - Maren Morris

●Ripcord - Keith Urban

●The Weight of These Wings - Miranda Lambert

 

Yes, Sturgill Simpson besmirched the good name of the ACMs in August with a Facebook rant, but you can’t deny the fact that he released the best country album of the year - sans maybe Brandy Clark’s Big Day in a Small Town, which also got snubbed. How good was Sturgill’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth? He won the Grammy for Best Country Album and was nominated in the all-genre Album of the Year category. According to the ACMs, that’s not even worth a nomination. Get real.

Scale: Wronger



 

 

by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey  |  February 16, 2017

Nominations Revealed for the 2017 ACM Awards - Keith Urban Garners 7, Miranda Lambert 6, Maren Morris 6, FGL 5

 

Nominations for the 2017 ACM Awards were announced this morning (Feb. 16)


Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Keith is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for "Ripcord". He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.

 

Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. Miranda received her fifth nomination in the Album of the Year category for "The Weight of These Wings". Miranda’s “Vice” received nods in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year categories. Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.

 

First-time ACM nominee Maren Morris earned six nominations in four different categories. Maren received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist, on "Hero". Maren is twice nominated as both artist and producer in Single Record of the Year for “My Church.”

 

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for "Dig Your Roots". Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

 

Sixteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, Tim is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

 

ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Dierks received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for "Black", and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different for Girls,” featuring Elle King.

 

Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Chris is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.” Also, Chris received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”

 

(*2016 winner)

Entertainer of the Year

●Jason Aldean*

●Luke Bryan

●Florida Georgia Line

●Carrie Underwood

●Keith Urban

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

●Big & Rich

●Brothers Osborne

●Dan + Shay

●Florida Georgia Line*

●Maddie & Tae

 

New Male Vocalist of the Year

●Kane Brown

●Chris Janson

●Chris Lane

●Jon Pardi

●Brett Young

 


Male Vocalist of the Year

●Jason Aldean

●Dierks Bentley

●Thomas Rhett

●Chris Stapleton*

●Keith Urban

 

Vocal Group of the Year

●Eli Young Band

●Lady Antebellum

●Little Big Town*

●Old Dominion

●Rascal Flatts

 

New Female Vocalist of the Year

●Lauren Alaina

●Cam Brandy

●Clark

●Maren Morris

(four nominees only)


Female Vocalist of the Year

●Kelsea Ballerini

●Miranda Lambert*

●Maren Morris

●Kacey Musgraves

●Carrie Underwood

 

New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year

●A Thousand Horses

●Brothers Osborne

●Dan + Shay L

●OCASH

●Maddie & Tae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Album of the Year

(Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company-Label)

●"Black" - Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr. Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

●"Dig Your Roots" - Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

●"Hero" - Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris Record Label: Columbia Nashville

●Ripcord - Keith Urban

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

●"The Weight of These Wings" -  Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

Song of the Year

(Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist)

●“Blue Ain’t Your Color” - Keith Urban

Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)

●“Die a Happy Man” - Thomas Rhett

Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)

●“Humble and Kind” - Tim McGraw

Songwriter: Lori McKenna Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI) “Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

●“Tennessee Whiskey” - Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)

●“Vice” - Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group, Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)

 

Songwriter of the Year

●Ashley Gorley

●Luke Laird

●Hillary Lindsey

●Shane McAnally

 

●Lori McKenna

Single Record of the Year

(Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company-Label)

●“Blue Ain’t Your Color” - Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

●“H.O.L.Y.” - Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

●“Humble And Kind” - Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records

●“My Church” - Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris Record Label: Columbia Nashville

●“Vice” - Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

Video of the Year

(Awarded to Producer/Director/Artist)

●“Fire Away” - Chris Stapleton

Director: Tim Mattia Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

●“Forever Country” - Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Director: Joseph Kahn Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside

●“Humble And Kind” - Tim McGraw

Director: Wes Edwards Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

●“Peter Pan” - Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Kristin Barlowe Producer: Michelle Abnet

●“Vice” – Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford

 

Songwriter of the Year

●Ashley Gorley

●Luke Laird

●Hillary Lindsey

●Shane McAnally

●Lori McKenna

 

Vocal Event of the Year

(Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company-Label)

●“Different For Girls” - Dierks Bentley, Featuring Elle King

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr. Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

●“Forever Country” - Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Producer: Shane McAnally Record Label: MCA Nashville

●“May We All” - Florida Georgia Line, Featuring Tim McGraw Producer: Joey Moi Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

●“Setting the World On Fire” - Kenny Chesney, Featuring P!nk Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

●“Think of You”  Chris Young, Featuring Cassadee Pope

 

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records



Musical Event of the Year

Winner: “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

●Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild

●The Fighter” – Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood

●Think of You” – Chris Young with Cassadee Pope

●“You Are My Sunshine” – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

 

Video of the Year

Winner: “Fire Away” - Chris Stapleton, directed by Tim Mattia ●“Burning House” - Cam, directed by Trey Fanjoy

●Humble and Kind” - Tim McGraw, directed by Wes Edwards

●Record Year” - Eric Church, directed by Jon Peets and Reid Long ●Somewhere on a Beach” - Dierks Bentley, directed by Wes Edwards

 

Single of the Year

Winner: “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

●Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

●My Church” – Maren Morris

●Nobody to Blame” – Chris Stapleton

●Record Year” – Eric Church

 

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

Winner: “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna

●Burning House” – Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker

●Die a Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur ●Record Year” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde

●My Church” – busbee, Maren Morris

 

New Artist of the Year

WINNER: Maren Morris

Kelsea Ballerini

Brothers Osborne

Old Dominion

Cole Swindell

 

Album of the Year

Winner: Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

●Ripcord – Keith Urban

●Black – Dierks Bentley

●Hero – Maren Morris

 

●Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

 

 

 

 

by NCD Staff  |  November 2, 2016

2016 CMA Awards Nominees & Winners

 

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 50th annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m CT on ABC.

 

2016 CMA Award Nominees

 

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Winner: Brothers Osborne

●Dan + Shay

●Florida Georgia Line

●Joey + Rory

●Maddie & Tae

 

Vocal Group of the Year

Winner: Little Big Town

●Lady Antebellum

●Old Dominion

●Rascal Flatts

●Zac Brown Band

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Carrie Underwood

●Kelsea Ballerini

●Miranda Lambert

●Maren Morris

●Kacey Musgraves

 

Musician of the Year

Winner: Dan Huff – Guitar

●Jerry Douglas – Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar

●Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

●Brent Mason – Guitar

●Derek Wells – Guitar

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

●Winner: Chris Stapleton

●Eric Church

●Tim McGraw

●Keith Urban

●Dierks Bentley

 

Entertainer of the Year

Winner: Garth Brooks

●Luke Bryan

●Chris Stapleton

●Carrie Underwood

●Keith Urban



Chris Parton | Published: Apr 12, 2016

Country Nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards revealed

Sam Hunt leads the field with nods in three categories.

 

The nominees for the Billboard Music Award were announced on Good Morning America yesterday (April 11), with Sam Hunt leading the field of country music finalists.

Sam has snagged four nominations in three categories - including two for Top Country Song. Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band have secured nods in two categories each, while Joey+Rory are named in the Top Christian Album category for Hymns That Are Important to Us

2016 Billboard Top Country Artist Nominees


Notable absences include Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, and no country artist at all made the cut for this year's genreless Top Artist categories. 

 

Top Country Artist

● Zac Brown Band

● Luke Bryan

● Carrie Underwood

● Sam Hunt

● Chris Stapleton

 

Top Country Album

● Chris Stapleton - Traveller

● Luke Bryan - Kill the Lights

● Carrie Underwood - Storyteller

● Sam Hunt - Montevallo

● Zac Brown - Jekyll + Hyde

 

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena May 22.

Here's the complete rundown of the country nominees:

 

Top Country Song

● Sam Hunt ≫Break Up in a Small Town≪

● Sam Hunt ≫Take Your Time≪

● Little Big Town ≫Girl Crush≪

● Thomas Rhett ≫Die a Happy Man≪

● Chris Young ≫I'm Comin' Over≪

 

Top Christin Album

● Joey+Rory - Hymns That Are Important to Us

● Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be Us

● Hillsong UNITED - Empires

● TobyMac - This Is Not a Test

● Chris Tomlin - Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship



(From left) Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis

Chris Parton | Published: Mar 29, 2016

Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster chosen as 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

The 56th group to enter the Hall of Fame was announced March 29

 

The Country Music Association has revealed its 2016 choices for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. This year's inductees in the categories of ≫Modern Era Artist≪, ≫Veteran Era Artist≪ and ≫Non-Performer≪ were announced March 29 during a live press conference hosted by Hall of Fame member and rock/ country legend Brenda Lee.


Entering the Hall of Fame this year in the ≫Modern Era Artist≪ category is Randy Travis, the one in the ≫Veteran Era Artist≪ category is Charlie Daniels. And entering the Hall of Fame his year in the ≫Non-Performer≪ category is Monument Record founder Fred Foster.

Randy who is still recovering from a devestating stroke suffered in 2013, walked to the podium and with great effort was able to say ≫thank you≪ to the assembled crowd. His wife, Mary Davis-Travis, finished a prepared statement on  his behalf, saying (Randy is) honored beyond words to be joining the members Hall of Fame, and those that will n doubt follow.

Likewise, Charlie choked back tears as he thanked his family, God and the country music industry saying he was ≫flabbergasted≪, and that while he ad been to the Hall many times and looked longingly on the faces hanging on the wall, he never thought he'd see his plaque hanging next to them.


Chris Parton | Published: Mar 21, 2016

Divas unite when Dolly Parton and Katy Perry team up at ACM Awards

The Country and pop superstars will duet during the show on April 3.

Two of the most celebrated divas in all of music - country's Dolly Parton and pop's Katy Perry - will team up for a special duet performance during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards taking place April 3. According to an official statement released Monday (March 21), their collaboration will be Dolly and Katy's first-ever live performance together. No details have been announced regarding what song(s) the pair will be singing.

 

In addition to performing, Dolly will also be honored during this year's ACM Awards with the  Ted Ritter Award for Coat of Many Colors, the TV movie based on her Life and legendary hit song of the same name. The award is presented to a movie which featured country music and received major exposure during the previous year. 

Katy  by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images; Dolly by Curtis Hilbun/Alb.


Starring Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's mother and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a 9-year-old Dolly, the movie aired on NBC to millions of viewers. Previously announced AM Award performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley,Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt,  Tim McGraw, Thommy Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Line, and more presenters and performers are still expected to be revealed. The night's nominees have already been announced and Luke and Dierks are set to co-host the event live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena April 3.


Published: Feb 15, 2016

58th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

 

The 58th annual Grammy Awards were held last night (Feb. 15), with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town splitting top Country honors. Stapleton won tor Best Country Album (Traveller)

and Best Country Solo Performance (»Traveller«), while Little Big Town took home the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (»Girl Crush«). »Girl Crush« also won for Country Song oft the Year, an honor awarded to songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose.

 

Check out all the country-related the winners below.                        

 

Album of the Year

  1. 1989 - Taylor Swift
  2. Sound & Color - Alabama Shakes
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly -Kendrick Lamar
  4. Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  5. Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weekend

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  1. »Thinking out Loud« by Ed Sheeran - Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge
  2. »Alright« by Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams
  3. »Blank Space« by Taylor Swift - Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
  4. »Girl Crush« by Little Big Town - Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose
  5. »See You Again« by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth - Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz

Best New Artist

  1. Meghan Trainor
  2. Courtney Barnett
  3. James Bay
  4. Sam Hunt
  5. Tori Kelly

Best Country Album

  1. Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  2. Montevallo - Sam Hunt
  3. Pain Killer - Little Big Town
  4. The Blade - Ashley Monroe
  5. Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

  1. »Girl Crush« by Little Big Town - Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose
  2. »Chances Are« by Lee Ann Womack - Hayes Carll
  3. »Diamond Rings and Old Barstools« by Tim McGraw - Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton
  4. »Hold My Hand« by Brandy Clark - Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones
  5. »Traveller« by Chris Stapleton - Chris Stapleton

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Country Solo Performance

 

  1. Chris Stapleton - »Traveller«
  2. Cam - »Burning House«
  3. Carrie Underwood - »Little Toy Guns«
  4. Keith Urban - »John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16«
  5. Lee Ann Womack - »Chances Are«

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  1. Little Big Town - »Girl Crush«
  2. Brothers Osborne - »Stay a Little Longer«
  3. Joey+Rory - »If I Needed You«
  4. Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay - »The Driver«
  5. Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe -»Lonely Tonight«

Best American Album

  1. Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell
  2. The Firewatcher's Daughter - Brandi Carlile
  3. The Traveling Kind - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  4. Mono - The Mavericks
  5. The Phosphorescent Blues - Punch Brothers

Best American Roots Performance 

  1. »See That My Grave Is Kept Clean« - Mavis Staples
  2. »And Am I Born to Die« -Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  3. »Born to Play Guitar« - Buddy Guy
  4. »City of Our Lady« - The Milk Carton Kids
  5. »Julep« - Punch Brothers 

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

  1. »24 Frames«  by Jason Isbell - Jason Isbell
  2. »All Night Long« by The Mavericks - Raul Malo
  3. »The Cost of Living« by Don Henley & Merle Haggard
  4. Julep« by the Punch Brothers - Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile and Gabe Witcher
  5.  »The Traveling Kind« by Emmylou Harris & Rodnes Crowell - Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris

Best Folk Album

  1. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Béla Fleck & Abigail     Washburn
  2. Wood, Wire & Words - Norman Blake
  3. Tomorrow Is My Turn - Rhiannon Giddens
  4. Servant of Love - Patty Griffin
  5. Did't He Ramble - Glen Hansard

Best Bluegrass Album

  1. The Muscle Shoals Recordings - The SteelDrivers
  2. Pocket Full of Keys - Dale Ann Bradley
  3. Before the Sun Goes Down - Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
  4. In Session - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  5. Man of Constant Sorrow - Ralph Stanley & Friends 

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  1. Go Go Juice - Jon Cleary
  2. La La La La - Natalie Ai
  3. Kamauu Kawaiokalena - Keali'i Reichel
  4. Get Ready - The Revelers
  5. Generations - Windwalker and the MCW



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*Immanuel Kant