Grammy Awards for Bluegrass and Americana Artists

by | 15 Mar, 2021

John Prine

Grammy Awards for John Prine and Billy Strings

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards have already started announcing the winners of select categories in their pre-telecast ceremony, including categories in the country, bluegrass and Americana genres.

Bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings (aka William Apostol) has earned his first Grammy Award for his bluegrass album Home. This comes after receiving accolades for the No. 1 bluegrass album of the year in 2020.

The late singer songwriter John Prine has won two Grammys for I Remember Everything, which the last song he recorded before his death early last year.

Nominations for each of the categories included:

Best Bluegrass Album:

  • Man On Fire — Danny Barnes
  • To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1 — Thomm Jutz
  • North Carolina Songbook — Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Home — Billy Strings (WINNER)
  • The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1 (Various Artists)
Best Americana Roots Song:

  • Cabin – Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)
  • Ceiling to the Floor – Sierra Hull & Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)
  • Hometown – Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
  • I Remember Everything – Pat McLaughlin & John Prine
  • Man Without a Soul – Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)