POLL: Who Should Win Best Folk Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
The 2016 Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and this year, the nominees range from fresh-faced newcomers to tried-and-true legends. The Grammy for Best Folk Album went to Old Crow Medicine Show in 2015, and this year, there's a whole new set of talented nominees.
The legendary Norman Blake, a fixture in the folk scene for almost five decades, is in the running with Wood, Wire & Words. The 12-track record was released on Jan. 20, 2015. It's the first recording of original Blake songs in over 30 years, and it includes a selection of tracks written and performed with his wife, Nancy Blake.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn's eponymous debut album as a duo is a 100-percent unique record: It's described as a "front-porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues," making for an album worthy of a Grammy nod.
Rhiannon Giddens' first solo studio album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was released on Nonesuch Records in February. It was produced by T Bone Burnett and includes songs made famous by artists including Patsy Cline, Odetta, Dolly Parton, Hank Cochran and more.
Servant of Love is Patty Griffin's 10th album, but it's her first to be released on her new, self-owned imprint with Thirty Tigers. Craig Ross produced the record, which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Folk Albums chart.
Last, but not least, Glen Hansard's Didn't He Ramble is also in contention for the Best Folk Album trophy. It's Hansard's second solo record and his first in over three years -- the follow-up project to Rhythm & Repose. It was produced by Thomas Bartlett and recorded in New York City, Dublin, Chicago and France.
Who should win Best Folk Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards? Vote below as often as once an hour until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 11; we’ll tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Feb. 15 beginning at 8PM ET.
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