POLL: Who Should Win Best Bluegrass Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
At the 2015 Grammy Awards, Best Bluegrass Album went to the Earls of Leicester's self-titled release. This year, there's a whole new roster of talented bluegrass artists vying for the prize, and The Boot wants our readers to weigh in on who's going to win.
Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley's Pocket Full of Keys was a new experience for her, as the artist produced and arranged all 12 tracks on the album. It is Bradley's first record since signing with Pinecastle Records and features some of the top pickers in bluegrass, along with big-name vocal guests such as Jim Lauderdale.
Before the Sun Goes Down, from Rob Ickes (the IBMA's 15-time Dobro Player of the Year) and Trey Hensley (a rising artist), came about after the two collaborated after meeting in East Tennessee. The record features 13 tracks, including a cover of Billy Joe Shaver's "Georgia on a Fast Train."
Thirty-three strings, six pickers and six voices make up In Session, from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The disc was released on Jan. 20, 2015, and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. Lawson and his band are some of the most accomplished players in bluegrass music.
Three-time Grammy winner and International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Stanley may be 87 years old, but his age doesn't mean he's outgrown his talent. Man of Constant Sorrow features Stanley collaborating with many of his talented friends, including Josh Turner, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley and more.
The Muscle Shoals Recordings is the fourth studio album from the SteelDrivers, of which Chris Stapleton used to be a member. It was recorded at the legendary NuttHouse Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Jason Isbell -- a lifelong friend of frontman Gary Nichols -- joins the group for two songs.
Who should win Best Bluegrass 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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