And the 2017 Grammy nominees are…

grammyThe nominees have been announced for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this morning, and our eyes quickly jumped to the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category. We understand there are others as well.

And the nominees for Best Bluegrass Album are…

  • Original Traditional – Blue Highway, Label: Rounder Records
  • Burden Bearer – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Label: Mountain Home Music Company
  • The Hazel And Alice Sessions – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Label: Spruce And Maple Music
  • North By South – Claire Lynch, Label: Compass Records
  • Coming Home – O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, Label: Rounder Records

Other artists with a connection to bluegrass showed up in the Best Folk Album category. Sierra Hull is nominated for Weighted Mind, as is Sarah Jarosz for Undercurrent, and Rhiannon Giddens for Factory Girl. The Time Jumpers and The Avett Brothers both received a nod for Best Americana Album for True Sadness and Kid Sister respectively.

Dolly Parton was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her a cappella version on Jolene with Pentatonix.

The awards will be announced on Sunday, February 12 during a gala awards show on CBS. The awards described above will be announced earlier on Sunday afternoon.

A complete list of nominees can be found at

Good luck to all our nominees!

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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.