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Best Folk Album GRAMMY™ Submissions Open Now

The Recording Academy is now accepting entries for the 66th GRAMMY Awards nominees. As a member of the Recording Academy, Folk Alliance International is happy to submit an entry for Best Folk Album on behalf of our members. If you have released a folk album during the eligible time period (October 1, 2022 – September 15, 2023), please fill out the form linked below to submit.

Only FAI members are eligible for this submission. Become a member today!

Why We Submit

As part of our mission to preserve, promote, and present folk music, Folk Alliance International is dedicated to ensuring our community’s presence at the highest levels of industry. The GRAMMY ™ Awards represent one of the industry’s highest honors, and artists of all genres submit their work to one of 94 Categories for consideration.


However, if a Category falls under a substantial number of submissions, that Category is at risk. If a Category receives 39 or less entries, the number of final nominees is reduced from five to three. If the Category receives less than 25 entries, the Category is immediately put on hiatus for that year. If this happens for three consecutive years, the Category is discontinued. Submissions are then moved to the next most relevant Category.


You can help to ensure that folk music is always represented at the GRAMMY Awards. Historically, folk music Categories have been at risk, and many have been discontinued or consolidated in past years, like the combination of the Best Traditional Folk Album and Best Contemporary Folk Album Categories into the now Best Folk Album Category.


With persistent entries to the Best Folk Album Category, our community directly illustrates the need for continued and more diverse representation. If you have submitted a folk album during the eligible time period (October 1, 2022 – September 15, 2023), please consider submitting your album for a GRAMMY nomination.


  • Folk Alliance International will only submit entries on behalf of our members. If you are not a member, become one today!

  • You do not need to be an American artist to submit or be nominated for a GRAMMY
  • Your recording needs to be commercially released for general distribution in the United States during the eligible time period (October 1, 2022 – September 15, 2023).
  • Projects released by both record labels and independent artists are eligible for submissions

After you fill out our GRAMMY Submission Form, our team will use our Recording Academy membership to submit the same information as your entry for Best Folk Album.

Submission Deadlines and Costs


  Submission Dates Submission Pricing

Early Bird Pricing

July 17, 2023 – July 28, 2023


Standard Pricing

July 29, 2023 – August 18, 2023


Final Deadline Pricing

August 19, 2023 August 28, 2023


Commons Reason for Disqualification

  • Recording does not meet eligibility requirements.
  • Streaming link is not provided or incorrect. Streaming distribution links are required for your entries. Some eligible streaming services are Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Tidal.
  • Same album or track was entered in a previous Awards year.
  • Required physical product (craft categories only) submitted to Academy must be received by the appropriate due dates.
  • Recordings must be commercially released, nationally distributed and available from any date within the eligibility period (10/01/2022 – 9/15/2023) through at least the date of the current year’s Final Ballot voting deadline (January 4, 2024).