There was a whole lot of great music released in 2019, but J.S. Ondara, the Nairobi, Kenya-born songwriter, really hit it out of the park with his debut album, Tales of America.

You don't have to simply take our word for it, though: Tales of America was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. To find out why, keep reading and learn more about this remarkable artist.

Meet More of The Boot's 2020 Artists to Watch

More From TheBoot