POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards?
The Grammys always feature top-notch artists, and the competition for Best American Roots Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards is heated. This award is a new category, having been approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in June 2014, and is for singles or tracks only.
Gregg Allman and Grammy-winning blues musician Taj Mahal were rewarded with a nomination for their rousing rendition of ‘Statesboro Blues’ on 'All My Friends -- Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman.' Rosanne Cash, who topped the most-played Americana albums list for the year 2014 with 'The River & the Thread,' is also one of the nominees with ‘A Feather’s Not a Bird,’ the product of a co-write with John Leventhal. The song is also up for Best American Roots Song, with the record nominated for Best Americana Album.
Jazz pianist Billy Childs contributed 'And When I Die,' featuring Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas),‘ for the 2014 Laura Nyro tribute album 'Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro,' spawning a huge response from fans. Blues and Americana musician Keb’ Mo’ is also in the running with 'The Old Me Better,' featuring the California Feet Warmers. With a Crescent City sound, this track is a highlight on his record. Mo' discovered the California Feet Warmers playing at a birthday party, and he notes, "When I heard them play, I knew that was the sound I wanted for the song.”
Finally, also up for Best American Roots Performance is Nickel Creek. ‘Destination,’ off their Grammy-nominated 'A Dotted Line,' is vying for the prize. 'A Dotted Line,' also up for Best Americana Album, was recorded in just 11 days, the fastest of any of their records.
Who should win Best American Roots Performance 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 2015 Grammy winners predictions the week before the show.
The Grammy Awards will air live on Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET on CBS.