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Grammy Nominees from the Folk Alley Playlist

February 4, 2011

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WINNERS IN BOLD

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Tattoo of a Smudge - Cherryholmes
Magic #9 - The Infamous Stringdusters
New Chance Blues - Punch Brothers
Willow Creek - Darrell Scott
Hummingbyrd - Marty Stuart

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
The List - Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust - Los Lobos
Country Music - Willie Nelson
Band of Joy - Robert Plant
You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
Circles Around Me - Sam Bush
Mountain Soul II - Patty Loveless
Family Circle - The Del McCoury Band
Legacy - Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Reckless - The SteelDrivers

BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM
Genuine Negro Jig - Carolina Chocolate Drops
Onward and Upward - Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy
Memories of John - The John Hartford Stringband
Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy - Maria Muldaur
Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved - Ricky Skaggs

BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK ALBUM
Love is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino - Jackson Browne & David Lindley
The Age of Miracles - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Somedays the Song Writes You - Guy Clark
God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise - Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Dream Attic - Richard Thompson

SONG OF THE YEAR
Beg Steal or Borrow - Ray LaMontagne
F*** You - Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars
The House that Built Me - Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
Love the Way You Lie - Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers
Need You Now - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
Track from: Need You Now

BEST NEW ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
Halo (Live) - Beyoncé
Chasing Pirates - Norah Jones
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
I Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
This is It - Michael Jackson
Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Half of My Heart - John Mayer

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Run Back to Your Side - Eric Clapton
Crossroads - John Mayer
Helter Skelter - Paul McCartney
Silver Rider - Robert Plant
Angry World - Neil Young

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
I Put a Spell on You - Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
Tighten Up - The Black Keys
RadioActive - Kings Of Leon
Resistance - Muse

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Hammerhead - Jeff Beck
Black Mud - The Black Keys
Do the Murray - Los Lobos
Kundalini Bonfire - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
The Deathless Horsie - Dweezil Zappa

BEST ROCK SONG
Angry World - Neil Young
Little Lion Man - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston (Mumford & Sons)
RadioActive - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings Of Leon)
Resistance - Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
Tighten Up - Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Emotion & Commotion - Jeff Beck
The Resistance - Muse
Backspacer - Pearl Jam
MOJO - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Le Noise - Neil Young

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Free - Zac Brown Band
Elizabeth - Dailey & Vincent
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Little White Church - Little Big Town
Where Rainbows Never Die - The SteelDrivers

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Bad Angel - Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
Pride (In the Name of Love) - Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
I Run to You - Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Beautiful Things - Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor
Better Than a Hallelujah - Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford (Amy Grant)
It's What I Do - Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum
Our God - Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin
Return to Sender - Gordon Kennedy (Ricky Skaggs)

BEST POP/CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
Beauty Will Rise - Steven Curtis Chapman
Love God. Love People. - Israel Houghton
Pieces of a Real Heart - Sanctus Real
Mosaic - Ricky Skaggs
Tonight - TobyMac

BEST SOUTHERN, COUNTRY, OR BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ALBUM
Times Like These - Austins Bridge
The Reason - Diamond Rio
Expecting Good Things - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Journey On - Ty Herndon
Live at Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River - Karen Peck & New River

BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM
The Experience - Vanessa Bell Armstrong
A City Called Heaven - Shirley Caesar
Downtown Church - Patty Griffin
Here I Am - Marvin Sapp
All in One - Karen Clark Sheard

BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
Giant - James Cotton
Memphis Blues - Cyndi Lauper
The Well - Charlie Musselwhite
Joined at the Hip - Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites - Jimmie Vaughan

BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
Nothing's Impossible - Solomon Burke
Tribal - Dr. John And The Lower 911
Living Proof - Buddy Guy
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook - Bettye LaVette
Live! In Chicago - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin,
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett

BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Huana Ke Aloha - Tia Carrere
Amy Hanaiali'i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii - Amy Hanaiali'i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii
Polani - Daniel Ho
The Legend - Ledward Kaapana
Maui on My Mind: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Jeff Peterson

BEST NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC ALBUM
XI - Bear Creek
Temptations: Cree Round Dance Songs - Northern Cree
Woodnotes Wyld: Historic Flute Sounds from the Dr. Richard W. Payne Collection - Peter Phippen
2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance - Various

BEST ZYDECO OR CAJUN MUSIC ALBUM
Zydeco Junkie - Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band
En Couleurs - Feufollet
Happy Go Lucky - D.L. Menard
Back Home - The Pine Leaf Boys
Creole Moon: Live at the Blue Moon Saloon - Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole

BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Pure Sounds - Gyuto Monks Of Tibet
I Speak Fula - Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Grace - Soweto Gospel Choir
Ali and Toumani - Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Tango Universal - Vayo

BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks - Béla Fleck
All in One - Bebel Gilberto
ÕŸÖ - Angelique Kidjo
Bom Tempo - Sergio Mendes
Om Namo Narayanaya Soul Call - Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon

BEST MUSICAL ALBUM FOR CHILDREN
Here Comes Science - They Might Be Giants
Jungle Gym - Justin Roberts
Sunny Days - Battersby Duo
Tomorrow's Children - Pete Seeger With The Rivertown Kids And Friends
Weird Things Are Everywhere! - Judy Pancoast

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Cho Dependent - Margaret Cho
I Told You I Was Freaky - Flight Of The Conchords
Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt - Kathy Griffin
Stark Raving Black - Lewis Black
Weapons of Self Destruction - Robin Williams

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELELVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Crazy Heart - Various Artists
GLEE: The Music, Volume 1 - Glee Cast
TREMÉ - Various Artists
True Blood: Volume 2 - Various Artists
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Various Artists

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Alice in Wonderland - Danny Elfman
Avatar - James Horner
Inception - Hans Zimmer
Sherlock Holmes - Hans Zimmer
Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Down in New Orleans (From the Princess and the Frog) - Randy Newman (Dr. John)
I See You (From Avatar) - Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner (Leona Lewis)
Kiss Like Your Kiss (From True Blood) - Lucinda Williams (Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello)
This City (From TREMÉ) - Steve Earle
The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart) - Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett (Ryan
Bingham)

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
Brothers - Michael Carney (The Black Keys)
Eggs - Malene Mathiasson, Malthe Fischer, Kristoffer Rom, Nis Svoldgård & Aske Zidore (Oh No Ono)
Hadestown - Brian Grunert (Anaïs Mitchell)
What Will We Be - Devendra Banhart & Jon Beasley (Devendra Banhart)
Yonkers NY - Andrew Taray (Chip Taylor)

BEST ALBUM NOTES
Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress, 1936-1937 - Gage Averill (Various Artists)
Keep an Eye on the Sky - Robert Gordon (Big Star)
Side Steps - Ashley Kahn (John Coltrane)
There Breathes a Hope: The Legacy of John Work II and His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916 - Doug Seroff (Fisk University Jubilee Quartet)
True Love Cast Out All Evil - Will Sheff (Roky Erickson With Okkervil River)

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress, 1936-1937
The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)
The Complete Mother's Best Recordings... Plus! (Hank Williams)
Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More (Buddy Holly)
Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
Battle Studies (John Mayer)
Dirty Side Down (Widespread Panic)
Emotion & Commotion (Jeff Beck)
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
Pink Elephant (N'dambi)

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
Britten's Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
The Incident (Porcupine Tree)
Parallax Eden (David Miles Huber)
Songs and Stories: Monster Music Version (George Benson)
TrondheimSolistene: In Folk Style (TrondheimSolistene)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Ain't No Grave/The Johnny Cash Project (Johnny Cash)
Love the Way You Lie (Eminem & Rihanna)
STYLO (Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack)
F*** You (Cee Lo Green)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at February 4, 2011 4:16 PM


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