61st annual Grammy Award nominations are out

The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have been announced. And we know that, despite all the glitz and glamor of the star-studded cast of nominees, what you really care about is the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category.

And the nominees are:

  • Portraits In Fiddles – Mike Barnett
  • Sister Sadie II – Sister Sadie
  • Rivers And Roads – Special Consensus
  • The Travelin’ McCourys – The Travelin’ McCourys
  • North Of Despair – Wood & Wire

A number of artists nominated who may be of interest to bluegrass fans include Dom Flemons (Black Cowboys) and Punch Brothers (All Ashore), both nominated for Best Folk Album; Jeremy Kittel for Best Instrumental Composition (Chrysalis); and Richard Martin and Ted Olson for Best Album Notes (4 Banjo Songs).

Well done all!

The winners will be announced on February 10.

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John Lawless

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.