It's a category that has historically showcased a cross-genre slate of artists: Best American Roots Performance. In the past, winners of this Grammy Awards category have included the Alabama Shakes, Sarah Jarosz and more. This year -- as always -- the competitors are fiercely talented.

"Kick Rocks," by Sean Ardoin, is an unapologetically upbeat, blues-driven tune from his Kreole Rock and Soul album. "Saint James Infirmary Blues," meanwhile, features piano virtuoso Jon Batiste with his band Stay Human in a phenomenal performance of a song originally recorded by Louis Armstrong.

Brandi Carlile's "The Joke" is a poignant and eloquent message about fitting in and standing up. But "All on My Mind" is a driving, gritty tune by Anderson East, co-written by the artist and pop star Ed Sheeran, along with Johnny McDaid and Aaron Raitiere.

"Last Man Standing" is the title track to Willie Nelson's latest album. The tongue-in-cheek tune is an ode to the country icon's illustrious career and late musical buddies.

Which of these performances should win Best American Roots Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards? Voice your opinion by voting in the poll below! The poll will remain open until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 7; before the awards show, we'll compare our readers' and staff's predictions.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 10. The televised ceremony will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will be available to stream online earlier in the evening.

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