Americana and roots music winners at the 2020 GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday January 26 included:
- Patty Griffin (Patty Griffin) for Best Folk Album
- Tanya Tucker for Best Country Album (While I’m Livin’) and Best Country Song (“Bring My Flowers Now”) with songwriters Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth
- I’m With Her for Best American Roots Song (“Call My Name”)
- Willie Nelson for Best Country Solo Performance (“Ride Me Back Home”)
- Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men + Dana (Tall, Dark & Handsome) for Best Traditional Blues Album
- Gary Clark Jr. (This Land) for Best Contemporary Blues Album and for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (“This Land”)
- Rodrigo y Gabriela for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Mettavolution)
- Michael Cleveland (Tall Fiddler) for Best Bluegrass Album
- Ranky Tanky (Good Time) for Best Regional Roots Music Album.
- Elvis Costello & The Imposters for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Look Now)
- Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page, Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell and Todd Sickafoose for Best Musical Theater Album (Hadestown)
- Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Aaron Raitiere for Best Song Written for Visual Media (“I’ll Never Love Again” [Film Version])
- Steve Greenberg for Best Album Notes (Stax ’68: A Memphis Story)
- Jeff Place, Robert Santelli and Pete Reiniger for Best Historical Album (Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection)
Australian brothers Luke and Ben Smallbone, who record as For King and Country won best contemporary Christian music album for Burn the Ships, their third LP, and best contemporary Christian music performance/song for ‘God Only Knows’, their collaboration with country music legend Dolly Parton.
The telecast of the Grammys also featured performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band saluting the late Dr. John; Bonnie Raitt in a tribute to John Prine; Tanya Tucker with Brandi Carlile; and 2019 Americana Emerging Act of the Year The War and Treaty during the show’s finale.
For a complete list of winners, click here.