Nominations have been announced today for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, and with them the coveted award for Best Bluegrass Album. Winners for most of these awards will be announced in a prime time television broadcast on Monday, January 31, a change from past Grammy ceremonies which had typically been held on Sunday evenings.
The Recording Academy defines the Best Bluegrass Album category as being restricted to projects containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings released between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
And the 2022 nominees are:
- Renewal – Billy Strings
- My Bluegrass Heart – Béla Fleck
- A Tribute To Bill Monroe – The Infamous Stringdusters
- Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) – Sturgill Simpson
- Music Is What I See – Rhonda Vincent
Billy Strings is also nominated for Best Americana Roots Performance for Love and Regret, and The Isaacs in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for Songs For The Times.
As in years past, the Best Bluegrass Album award will be given during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at a different venue on Monday afternoon.