Grammy Awards Nominations

by | 12 Dec, 2008

skaggsRicky Skaggs’ Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 has been nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award in the Best Bluegrass Album category. The album is an inspired tribute to Bill Monroe and the Original Bluegrass Band, featuring Skaggs and his ace band Kentucky Thunder taking on the songs that Monroe birthed the genre with. Billboard called Honoring the Fathers nothing short of brilliant, while New York Times said there is an unmistakable integrity to his effort here. Its subject, like its execution, comes across as admirably vivid.

cherryholmes2Cherryholmes, bluegrass family band have been nominated for two Grammys at this year’s Grammy Awards: Best Country Instrumental Performance for their song Sumatra, and Best Bluegrass Album for Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe. This makes for a career total of four nominations, including Best Bluegrass Album nominations for every single one of their Skaggs Family Records releases.

Other nominations include:
Robert Plant|Alison Krauss –
Record of the Year – “Please Read the Letter” from Raising Sand
Album of the Year – Raising Sand
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals – “Rich Woman” from Raising Sand
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Killing the Blues” from Raising Sand
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album – Raising Sand

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones –
Best Pop Instrumental Album – Jingle All The Way
Best Country Instrumental Performance – “Sleigh Ride” from Jingle All The Way

The SteelDrivers –
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals – “Blue Side of the Mountain” from The SteelDrivers

Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends –
Best Bluegrass Album – The Ultimate Collection/Live at the Ryman

Dan Tyminski –
Best Bluegrass Album – Wheels