Today, The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 65th GRAMMY® Awards! We are proud to see folks in our community receiving nominations in the American Roots categories and beyond. Congratulations to all the nominees!


The 65th GRAMMY® Awards will be held at 6 pm CT on February 5, 2023. Learn more about the awards show here.

Best Folk Album

Spellbound – Judy Collins

Revealer – Madison Cunningham

The Light At The End Of The Line – Janis Ian

Age Of Apathy – Aoife O’Donovan

Hell On Church Street – Punch Brothers

Best American Roots Performance

“Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)” –

Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton

“Life According To Raechel” – Madison Cunningham 

“Oh Betty” – Fantastic Negrito

“Stompin’ Ground” – Aaron Neville With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

“Prodigal Daughter” – Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell


Best American Roots Song

“Bright Star” – Anaïs Mitchell, songwriter (Anaïs Mitchell)

“Forever” – Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott, songwriters (Sheryl Crow)

“High And Lonesome” – T Bone Burnett & Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)

“Just Like That” – Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

“Prodigal Daughter” – Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell)

“You And Me On The Rock” – Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius)

Best Americana Album

In These Silent Days – Brandi Carlile

Things Happen That Way – Dr. John

Good To Be – Keb’ Mo’

Raise The Roof – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Just Like That – Bonnie Raitt


Best Bluegrass Album

Toward The Fray – The Infamous Stringdusters

Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band

Calling You From My Mountain – Peter Rowan

Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Get Yourself Outside – Yonder Mountain String Band

Best Traditional Blues Album

Heavy Load Blues – Gov’t Mule

The Blues Don’t Lie – Buddy Guy

Get On Board – Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder

The Sun Is Shining Down – John Mayall

Mississippi Son – Charlie Musselwhite


Best Contemporary Blues Album

Done Come Too Far – Shemekia Copeland

Crown – Eric Gales

Bloodline Maintenance -Ben Harper

Set Sail – North Mississippi Allstars

Brother Johnny – Edgar Winter


Best Regional Roots Music Album

Full Circle – Sean Ardoin And Kreole Rock And Soul Featuring LSU Golden Band From Tigerland

Natalie Noelani – Natalie Ai Kamauu

Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani – Live At The Getty Center – Halau Hula Keali’i O Nalani

Lucky Man – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Ranky Tanky

Best Americana Performance

“Silver Moon [A Tribute To Michael Nesmith]” – Eric Alexandrakis

“There You Go Again” – Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett

The Message
“Blind Boys Of Alabama” – Featuring Black Violin

“You And Me On The Rock” – Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius

“Made Up Mind” – Bonnie Raitt

We’d also like to recognize a few FAI community members nominated in other categories:

Natalia Lafourcade – Un Canto por México – El Musical   – (Best Regional Mexican Music Album, Including Tejano)

Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar  – Udhero Na (Best Global Music Performance)

Molly Tuttle  (Best New Artist)


We created a Spotify playlist featuring all of the American Roots Nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards. Listen to the playlist now.