The Mavericks ‘Incredibly Grateful’ for 2016 Grammy Awards Nods
The group -- made up of Raul Malo, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale McFadden -- is nominated for Best American Roots Song, for "All Night Long," and Best Americana Album, for their most recent record, Mono.
“We are incredibly grateful that our music is able to do exactly what we intended … free people from themselves and their struggles,” Malo says in a press release. “On the road, our fans dance, cry, sing, laugh and get into a vibe that transcends outside obstacles like race, language and social status. Thank you to the Recording Academy for noticing and again believing in the Mavericks.”
Adds Perez, "This band has always defied the odds and expectations ... a country band from Miami with a Cuban singer? But it works, because people feel the passion."
The Mavericks' latest Grammys nods come two decades after the band's first Grammy Awards win: They took home the award for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal in 1995.