POLL: Who Should Win Best Americana Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
The Best Americana Album category at the 2016 Grammy Awards features five highly touted, quality albums, so it will be interesting to see which nominee emerges the winner at the upcoming awards ceremony. Who do you think it's going to be?
Brandi Carlile's fifth studio album, The Firewatcher's Daughter, was released in March and has earned the singer-songwriter her very first Grammys nod. The disc hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Rock and Folk charts, and it peaked at No. 9 on the all-genre chart.
The team of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell is one of great talent, and it shows on their newest record of duets, The Traveling Kind. The singers wrote six of the project's 11 songs, and the album, which was produced by Grammy Awards winner Joe Henry, debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
It's no surprise that Jason Isbell's Something More Than Free is part of this roster of albums. The record, produced by the acclaimed Dave Cobb, is Isbell's fifth, and it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's rock, country and folk charts, and at No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
The Mavericks are, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining live bands, and their newest record, Mono, brings their Americana-slash-Western-slash-Tex-Mex, all-in-all genre-defying mastery into full view. The album dropped in February and features 11 tracks, plus one bonus track.
The Phosphorescent Blues, from the Punch Brothers, gives listeners anything but the blues. Produced by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, the 11-track record, which features singles "Julep" and "I Blew It Off," reflects on the band's view of modern life. Individually, the band members are some of the most talented in the genre, so when they're grouped together as the Punch Brothers, the outcome is something truly special.
Who should win Best Americana 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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