Louisiana Musicians Announced as Grammy Nominees
Dec 01 2020

Louisiana Musicians Announced as Grammy Nominees

By: Abbey Hebert

A number of Louisiana musicians have been announced as nominees for the 63rd Annual Grammys, which will be hosted by The Daily Show's own Trevor Noah and which will take place on January 31, 2021. Check out the list below to see which categories these talented musicians, their albums, and their songs are nominated for.

  • Three musical groups from Louisiana have albums that are nominees for Best Regional Roots Album: the self-titled album by Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours, Atmosphere by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, and A Tribute to Al Beard by Sweet Cecilia.

  • Cory Wong and Jon Batiste's album Meditations is a nominee for Best New Age Album.

  • PJ Morton's album Gospel According to PJ is a nominee for Best Gospel Album.

  • Harry Connick Jr.'s True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter is a nominee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

  • Jay Electronica's A Written Testimony is a nominee for Best Rap Album.

  • Jon Batiste's Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard is a nominee for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

  • Lucinda Williams's Good Souls Better Angels is a nominee for Best Americana Album.

  • Lil Wayne's Funeral is a nominee for Best Recording Package.

  • Ledisi's "Anything For You" is a nominee for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

  • Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah's "Guinevere" is a nominee for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

  • Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams's "Man Without a Soul" is a nominee for Best American Roots Song.

  • And finally, Bobby Rush's Rawer Than Raw is a nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album.

The Recording Academy has presented the Grammys annually since 1958 and describes the ceremony as "a celebration of excellence, the music community's highest honor, and its only peer-based award."

Click here to view the entire nominee list for the 2021 Grammys, and tune into the award show in January!


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