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Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album

Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Album
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental regional forms of american roots music albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Last awardedpresent

The Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 as the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the regionally based traditional American music, including Hawaiian, Native American, polka, zydeco and Cajun music genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

The category was introduced in 2012 in which the previous Best Hawaiian Music Album, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album and Best Native American Music Album categories were combined. The change was the result of a major overhaul of Grammy categories, announced in April 2011.[3] The new category also recognizes other American roots forms, such as polka, whose own Grammy category was discontinued in 2009.


Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Rebirth Brass Band Rebirth of New Orleans
2013 Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy The Band Courtbouillon
2014 Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Dockside Sessions
  • Hot 8 Brass BandThe Life & Times of...The Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Kahulanui — Hula Ku'i
  • Zachary RichardLe Fou
  • Joe Tohonnie Jr. — Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs
2015 Jo-El Sonnier The Legacy
  • Bonsoir Catin — Light the Stars
  • Kamaka Kukona — Hanu 'A'ala
  • Magnolia Sisters — Love's Lies
  • Joe Tohonnie Jr. — Ceremony
2016 Jon Cleary Go Go Juice
2017 Kalani Pe'a E Walea
  • Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard — Broken Promised Land
  • Northern CreeIt's a Cree Thing
  • Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars — Gulfstream
  • Various Artists (Joshua Caffery & Joel Savoy, producers) — I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country
2018 The Lost Bayou Ramblers Kalenda
2019 Kalani Pe'a No 'Ane'i
  • Sean Ardoin — Kreole Rock and Soul
  • Cha WaSpyboy
  • Na Hoa — Aloha From Na Hoa
  • Young Spirit — Mewasinsational - Cree Round Dance Songs

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.


  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards Category Mapper". Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  4. ^ "2011 — 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: American Roots Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  5. ^ [List of 2013 nominees "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)]
  6. ^ "56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  7. ^ List of Nominees 2015
  8. ^ "Grammy Awards 2016: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  10. ^ Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018: See the Complete List of Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^, 7 December 2018

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