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.
Don Henley's long-awaited Cass County album was released on Friday (Sept. 25). The record paired Henley with some of country music's most influential artists, including Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Lucinda Williams and Vince Gill, who sang on a song called "No, Thank You."
The year 2015 has been a busy one, both bitter and sweet: New engagements and marriages, new babies and new artists rising to fame have made it a year filled with tears of joy, while a bevy of celebrity divorces, the deaths of legendary artists and worldwide tragedies have also filled the year with tears of sorrow. But whatever the occasion, whatever the mood, there's been a soundtrack.
Don Henley's episode of Austin City Limits premieres on Saturday (Oct. 24), but The Boot's readers are getting an exclusive preview of the episode -- specifically, of Henley's performance of "That Old Flame" with Martina McBride.