POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards?
Best American Roots Song is a newer award at the Grammys, first presented at the 2014 ceremony to Edie Brickell and Steve Martin. This year, five top-notch songs are up for the gleaming trophy, including Martin, who's vying for his second Grammy in two years.
Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of legend Johnny Cash, brings 'A Feather's Not a Bird' to the table. The song, from her Grammy-nominated record 'The River & the Thread,' is also up for Best American Roots Performance. The late Jesse Winchester's 'Just So Much' from 'A Reasonable Amount of Trouble' is especially touching, as it looks at facing death, concluding his final album in a touching, emotional and beautiful way.
Del McCoury Band is in the running with their song ‘The New York Trains;’ it is their eleventh Grammy nomination. The bluegrass band's last win was in 2013 with 'The Streets of Baltimore.' But North Carolina-based band Steep Canyon Rangers is also no stranger to Grammy nominations and wins. In 2013, their album 'Nobody Knows You' was awarded with a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, and a 2012 collaboration with Martin was nominated for the same award a year prior. This year, Martin and the Rangers are up for Grammy with ‘Pretty Little One,' also featuring singer-songwriter Brickell.
Last, but not least, John Hiatt's 22nd studio album, ‘Terms of My Surrender,’ is a smoky, blues-filled offering, and the title track was a standout on the record. Hiatt received two Grammy nods including Best Americana Album.
Who should win Best American Roots Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards? Vote below as often as once an hour until 12 PM ET on Feb. 5. We’ll tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.
The Grammy Awards will air live on Feb. 8 on CBS.