Americana er ny Grammy-kategori fra 2010
Ti år etter at The Americana Music Association ble grunnlagt åpner The Recording Academy (som deler ut Grammys) for å anerkjenne formatet.
Steve Earle er en av mange hardtarbeidende artister som kan se frem til å måtte utvide plassen på peishylla.
Her er AMAs pressemelding i sakens anledning;
Newly Created Best Americana Album Award to Premiere at 2010 Grammys®
NASHVILLE, June 9, 2009 – The Recording Academy will officially recognize the Americana genre next year when it awards the inaugural Grammy for Best Americana Album. NARAS recently announced the restructuring of several Grammy Award categories, establishing a Best Americana Album award and a corresponding American Roots Music field. Both the new award and category will debut at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
The move further underscores the increasing significance of the Americana music format and brand, accelerating the Americana Music Association’s already substantial momentum as it approaches its 10th Annual Americana Festival and Conference.
“Americana music resonates with a growing legion of listeners,” said Jessie Scott, President of the Americana Music Association Board of Directors. “These are the country’s preeminent artists, who not only pay homage to roots, but truly shape modern music. The Americana community couldn’t be prouder of NARAS’s decision.”
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