Mumford & Sons brought in six Grammy nominations on Wednesday night (Dec. 5), leading the parade of Americana artists who attracted attention in a variety of categories.
In alphabetical order, here are 10 Americana artists with official invitations to the Grammy Awards ceremony taking place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
From the same small Oklahoma town as the late Woody Guthrie, songwriter John Fullbright garnered extensive praise with For the Ground Up, nominated for best Americana album.
Mumford & Sons
These blokes can bet on a big night. “I Will Wait” will vie for best rock performance and best rock song. The best-selling Babel landed in the categories of best album and best Americana album. Meanwhile, “Learn Me Right,” from Brave, is up for best song written for visual media and Big Easy Express, which featured the band, raced into the best long form music video category.
This year’s recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association proves she’s still vital as Slipstream slides onto the best Americana album ballot.
Don Williams and Alison Krauss
The country legend and the Grammy favorite teamed up for a tender ballad, “I Just Come Here for the Music.” Now it’s a contender in the best country duo/group performance category.
In addition, the best folk album category features projects from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ry Cooder and Luther Dickinson, as well as a collaborative effort from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile. The compilation This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark rounds out the category.