Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album
|Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Album|
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
|Awarded for||quality vocal or instrumental regional forms of american roots music albums|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the regionally based traditional American music, including but not limited to Hawaiian, Native American, polka, zydeco and Cajun music genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
It is a new category in which the previous Best Hawaiian Music Album, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album and Best Native American Music Album categories have been merged. The change was the result of a major overhaul of Grammy categories, announced in April 2011. The new category also recognizes other musical forms, such as polka, whose own Grammy category was discontinued in 2009.
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^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
- "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
- "Grammy Awards Category Mapper". Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "2011 - 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: American Roots Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
- [List of 2013 nominees http://www.grammy.com/nominees]