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Grammy Awards shine light on Louisiana artists

grammyWhen the 2017 Grammy Awards kick off Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, artists from or based in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Acadiana will be well represented in the ranks of nominees.

This year, Louisiana artists appear in categories ranging from hip-hop and R&B to pop to jazz and beyond. Among them is AFM member Zachary Richard, who contributed to Valcour Records’ four-disc “I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in Evangeline County.” Check out the other nominees from our region below, courtesy of Nola.com:

 

Branford Marsalis: Best Jazz Vocal Album, Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling (“Upward Spiral”)

Lauren Daigle: Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Trust in You”)

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars: Best American Roots Song (“Gulfstream”), Best Regional Roots Music Album (“Gulfstream”)

Best Regional Roots Album: “I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in Evangeline Country” (various artists including AFM member Zachary Richard; produced by Joel Savoy and Joshua Caffery)

Barry Ancelet and Sam Broussard: Best Regional Roots Music Album (“Broken Promised Land”)

Vasti Jackson: Best Traditional Blues Album (“The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers”)

Bobby Rush: Best Traditional Blues Album (“Porcupine Meat”)

Kenny Neal: Best Contemporary Blues Album (“Bloodline”)

Solange Knowles: Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Cranes in the Sky”)

DJ Khaled: Best Rap Album (“Major Key”)

Khris Royal (horn section for Rebelution): Best Reggae Album (“Falling Into Place”)

Lil Wayne with Chancelor Bennett and Tauheed Epps: Best Rap Song (“No Problem” by Chance the Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

Tim McGraw: Best Country Song (songwriter, Lori McKenna,”Humble and Kind”)

 

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