POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
Best American Roots Song is a fairly new category at the Grammy Awards, approved by the Grammys' Board of Trustees in 2013. The first-ever winners in this category, which is awarded to songwriters, were Edie Brickell and Steve Martin in 2014, and Rosanne Cash took home the prize in 2015. And in a few weeks, music fans will find out who wins the trophy in 2016.
The Mavericks' sexy "All Night Long," written by frontman Raul Malo, is one of the songs that will be vying for the Best American Roots Song Grammy Award this year. Malo's competition includes Don Henley and Stan Lynch, who teamed up to write "The Cost of Living," which Henley performs with Merle Haggard on Henley's Cass County album.
Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile and Gabe Witcher wrote the Punch Brothers' "Julep," which appears on their 2015 record, The Phosphorescent Blues. This category is one of three in which the band is nominated this year.
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, writers of "The Traveling Kind," are also celebrating a nod in the Best American Roots Song category. The song is the title track of Crowell and Harris' 2015 album of duets. And, finally, Jason Isbell's "24 Frames," from his No. 1 Something More Than Free album, rounds out this category's nominees.
Who should win Best American Roots Song 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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