2023 Bluegrass Grammy nominees announced

The nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards have been announced, and in addition to all the glitzy pop stars, we also have the all-important bluegrass award.

The Grammies define criteria for the Best Bluegrass Album category as a project with greater than 50% playing time consisting of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass.

And the nominees for the 2023 Best Bluegrass Album are:

  • Toward The Fray– The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band
  • Calling You From My Mountain – Peter Rowan
  • Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
  • Get Yourself Outside – Yonder Mountain String Band

Other artists or songs with a bluegrass connection nominated in other categories include:

  • Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version) – Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton for Best American Roots Performance.
  • Prodigal Daughter – Tim O’Brien & Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters Aoife O’Donovan and Allison Russell for Best American Roots Song.
  • Raise The Roof – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss for Best Americana Album
  • Age Of Apathy – Aoife O’Donovan, and Hell On Church Street– Punch Brothers for Best Folk Album
  • Life’s Work: A Retrospective – this all label compilation of Dan Watson’s music is up for Best Liner Notes for Ted Olsen, and Best Historical Album for Scott Billington, Ted Olson , and Mason Williams, compilation producers and Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer.

Molly Tuttle was also nominated as Best New Artist.

The 65th Grammy Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, February 5, 2023 from the Crypto.com Arena, in Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m. The awards reported here will be presented during a special program earlier in the day which, while not broadcast on television, is generally made available live online. Time and place for that awards show will be announced soon.

Congratulations and best of luck to all the nominees!

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.