2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES AND WINNERS

OF INTEREST TO FOLKWORKS READERS

11. BEST CONTEMPORY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

36. BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE SONG

38. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

40. BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM

45. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE

46. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG

47. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

48. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

49. BEST BLUES ALBUM

50. BEST FOLK ALBUM

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

53. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

54. BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM

66. BEST ALBUM NOTES

67. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

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11. BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Guitar In The Space Age!

Bill Frisell

Label: Okeh

Love Language

Wouter Kellerman

Label: Listen 2 Entertainment Group

Afrodeezia

Marcus Miller

Label: Blue Note Records

Sylva

Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest

Label: Impulse!

The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV

Kirk Whalum

Label: Mack Avenue Records

36. BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG

Worth [Live]

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter

Track from: Everyday Jesus [Live]

Label: Tyscot Records; Publisher(s): Key Of A Music/Tyscot Music

Wanna Be Happy?

Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Label: RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Recordings; Publisher(s): Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing admin. by Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs and Irving Music, Inc. admin. by Universal Music Publishing

Intentional

Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter

Label: RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Greenlight InternationalVNavidavi Music

How Awesome Is Our God [Live]

Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters

Track from: Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Integrity’s Praise! Music, RGM-Newbreed Publishing, Sound Of The New Breed, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, CCMG Publishing, Neville D. Publishing

Worth Fighting For [Live]

Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters

Track from: Worth Fighting For [Live]

Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher(s): ACER/Aaron Lindsey Music/Capitol Christian Music Publishing admin. by Capitol CMG

38. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Destined To Win [Live]

Karen Clark Sheard

Label: Karew Records/Entertainment One

Living It

Dorinda Clark-Cole

Label: Entertainment One/Light Records

One Place Live

Tasha Cobbs

Label: Motown Gospel

Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Israel & Newbreed

Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration

Life Music: Stage Two

Jonathan McReynolds

Label: Entertainment One/Tehillah Music

40. BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM

Still Rockin' My Soul

The Fairfield Four

Label: Fairfield Four Records

Pray Now

Karen Peck & New River

Label: Daywind Records

Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)

Point Of Grace

Label: Word/Curb

43. BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)

Mi Vicio Mas Grande

Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga

Label: Fonovisa

Ya Dime Adiós

La Maquinaria Norteña

Label: Fonovisa

Zapateando

Los Cojolites

Label: Round Whirled Records

Realidades - Deluxe Edition

Los Tigres Del Norte

Label: Fonovisa

Tradición, Arte Y Pasión

Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM

Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto

José Alberto "El Canario" & Septeto Santiaguero

Label: Los Canarios Music

Son De Panamá

Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra

Label: Ruben Blades Productions

Presente Continuo

Guaco

Label: Latin Pulse / Sony Music Latin

Todo Tiene Su Hora

Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Label: Universal Music Latino/Capital Latin

Que Suenen Los Tambores

Victor Manuelle

Label: Kiyavi / Sony Music Latin

45. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE

And Am I Born To Die

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn

Label: Rounder

Born To Play Guitar

Buddy Guy

Track from: Born To Play Guitar

Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

City Of Our Lady

The Milk Carton Kids

Track from: Monterey

Label: Anti

Julep

Punch Brothers

Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues

Label: Nonesuch

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Mavis Staples

Track from: Your Good Fortune

Label: Anti

46. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG

All Night Long

Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)

Track from: Mono

Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

The Cost Of Living

Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)

Track from: Cass County

Label: Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music

Julep

Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)

Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues

Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert

The Traveling Kind

Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)

Track from: The Traveling Kind

Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing

24 Frames

Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)

Track from: Something More Than Free

Label: Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

47. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

The Firewatcher's Daughter

Brandi Carlile

Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Label: Nonesuch

Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell

Label: Southeastern Records

Mono

The Mavericks

Label: The Valory Music Co.

The Phosphorescent Blues

Punch Brothers

Label: Nonesuch

48. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Pocket Full Of Keys

Dale Ann Bradley

Label: Pinecastle Records

Before The Sun Goes Down

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Label: Compass Records Group

In Session

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Label: Mountain Home Music Company

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Ralph Stanley & Friends

Label: Red River Entertainment

The Muscle Shoals Recordings

The Steeldrivers

Label: Rounder

49. BEST BLUES ALBUM

Descendants Of Hill Country

Cedric Burnside Project

Label: Cedric Burnside Project

Outskirts Of Love

Shemekia Copeland

Label: Alligator Records

Born To Play Guitar

Buddy Guy

Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

Worthy

Bettye LaVette

Label: Cherry Red

Muddy Waters 100

John Primer & Various Artists

Label: Raisin Music Records

50. BEST FOLK ALBUM

Wood, Wire & Words

Norman Blake

Label: Plectrafone Records

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Label: Rounder

Tomorrow Is My Turn

Rhiannon Giddens

Label: Nonesuch

Servant Of Love

Patty Griffin

Label: PGM

Didn't He Ramble

Glen Hansard

Label: Anti

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

Go Go Juice

Jon Cleary

Label: FHQ Records

La La La La

Natalie Ai Kamauu

Label: KEKO Records

Kawaiokalena

Keali'i Reichel

Label: Punahele Productions

Get Ready

The Revelers

Label: The Revelers

Generations

Windwalker And The MCW

Label: MCW Productions / PK Productions LLC

53. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo

Gilberto Gil

Label: Masterworks

Sings

Angelique Kidjo

Label: 429 Records

Music From Inala

Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble

Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Home

Anoushka Shankar

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I Have No Everything Here

Zomba Prison Project

Label: Six Degrees

54. BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM ALBUM

¡Come Bien! Eat Right!

José-Luis Orozco

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dark Pie Concerns

Gustafer Yellowgold

Label: Apple-Eye Productions

Home

Tim Kubart

Label: Tim And The Space Cadets

How Great Can This Day Be

Lori Henriques

Label: Human Puppy Records

Trees

Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

Label: Yay! Music

66. BEST ALBUM NOTES

Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946

James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Label: Dust-To-Digital/University of Wisconsin Press

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)

Label: Rhino

Portrait Of An American Singer

Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

Label: Bear Family Productions

Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925

Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra)

Label: Archeophone Records

67. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan And The Band)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

The Complete Concert By The Sea

Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985

Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Label: Light In The Attic Records

Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959

Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Label: Dust-To-Digital

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings