American Roots Music
2007 - 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners
Best Bluegrass Album
The Bluegrass Diaries
Best Traditional Blues Album
Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas
Henry James Townsend
Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Road To Escondido
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Washington Square Serenade
Best Native American Music Album
Totemic Flute Chants
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Treasures Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
All Nominations From This Genre
*Through the 65th GRAMMY Nominations
Music Facts: American Roots Music
American roots music is inspired by a variety of genres like folk, traditional country, Tejano, blues, and gospel.
American roots music has a powerful history, including 1960s youth singing protest anthems, labor organizers belting "union songs," and enslaved African Americans singing spirituals.
Recent GRAMMY winners for Best American Roots Performance include John Prine, Sara Bareilles and Alabama Shakes.