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2018 Grammy Nominations

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are coming up at the end of January and the nominations were just announced. The nominations in the various categories include some classic hits legends including The Rolling Stones, Gregg Allman and Yusef / Cat Stevens.

Gregg Allman’sSouthern Blood’ was released in 2017 making this Allman’s 8th studio album and being nominated for not only Best Americana Album but for also Best Americana Roots Song Nominees leading the categories with two nominations. ‘Southern Blood’ was Gregg Allman’s last recorded studio album before passing away on May 26th this past summer.

The Rolling Stones / ‘Blue and Lonesome’ Album

The Rolling Stone’sBlue & Lonesome’ is a covers album done by the band released in late 2016 making this the band’s 23rd British album and their 25th US album. The band was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album. Being the 23rd and 25th album that the band has created, it doesn’t surprise me that they have been nominated for a Grammy.

Yusef / Cat Steven’sThe Laughing Apple’ is the 15th studio album and was released in September of 2017. ‘The Laughing Apple’ was nominated for Best Folk Album and is Yusef / Cat Steven’s 1st nomination for a Grammy. Along with Gregg Allman, The Rolling Stones and Yusef / Cat Steven’s nominations some other artists include Roger Waters and The Grateful Dead.



Best Traditional Blues Album
Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones
Migration Blues – Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll and Tumble – R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi

Best Americana Album Nominees
Southern Blood – Gregg Allman
Shine on Rainy Day – Brent Cobb
Beast Epic – Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Brand New Day – The Mavericks

Best Americana Roots Song Nominees (with songwriter names)
“Cumberland Gap” – David Rawlings (David Rawlings & Gillian Welch)
“I Wish You Well” – The Mavericks (Raul Malo & Alan Miller)
“If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Jason Isbell)
“It Ain’t Over Yet” – Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White (Rodney Crowell)
“My Only True Friend” – Gregg Allman (Gregg Allman & Scott Sharrard)

Best Contemporary Blues Album Nominees
Live From the Fox Oakland – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm
Recorded Live in Lafayette – Sonny Landreth
TajMo – Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
Got Soul – Robert Randolph & The Family Band

 Best Folk Album Nominees
The Laughing Apple – Yusef / Cat Stevens
Mental Illness – Aimee Mann
Semper Femina – Laura Marling
The Queen of Hearts – Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore – The Secret Sisters

Best Spoken Word Album Nominees
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter – Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In – Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher

Best Engineered Album, Non Classical Nominees
Is This The Life We Really Want? – Roger Waters
Every Where Is Some Where – K. Flav
Natural Conclusion – Rose Cousins
No Shape – Perfume Genius
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Best Music Film Nominees
Long Strange Trip – The Grateful Dead
One More Time With Feeling – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
The Defiant Ones – Various Artists
Soundbreaking – Various Artists
Two Trains Runnin’ – Various Artists

You can see the full list of nominees and categories at

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