Blues, Rock and Americana Grammy Awards Nominations 2020 Announced, Rock and Blues Muse

Nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards Were Announced Wednesday

Congratulations to all the Grammy nominees for 2020. To see some of our favorite artists nominated for Grammy Awards in the Blues, Americana and Rock categories gave us a real thrill. These are seriously talented artists with outstanding albums, songs and performances.

The 2020 Grammy Awards are set for January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS with Alicia Keys as host. Keys is the first female musician to host the show twice.

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is nominated in the Traditional Blues category for his album, Kingfish, as is Delbert McClinton for Tall, Dark & Handsome,  Jontavious Willis for Spectacular Class, and several more.

In the Contemporary Blues category are Gary Clark Jr for This Land, Larkin Poe for Venom & Faith, Sugaray Rayford for Somebody Save Me, Southern Avenue for Keep On and more.

In the Americana category is Keb’ Mo’ for Oklahoma and more.

In the Rock category is Rival Sons for Feral Roots, and in the Best Rock song category is Gary Clark Jr for “This Land”, Brittany Howard for “History Repeats” and Rival Sons for “Too Bad.” See below for more nominees and a complete list.


Best Traditional Blues Album:

Kingfish — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Tall, Dark & Handsome — Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men
Sitting On Top Of The Blues — Bobby Rush
Baby, Please Come Home — Jimmie Vaughan
Spectacular Class — Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

This Land — Gary Clark Jr.
Venom & Faith — Larkin Poe
Brighter Days — Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Somebody Save Me — Sugaray Rayford
Keep On — Southern Avenue


Best Americana Album:

Years To Burn — Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now — Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma — Keb’ Mo’
Tales Of America — J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire — Yola


Best Rock Album:

Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
Social Cues — Cage The Elephant
In The End — The Cranberries
Trauma — I Prevail
Feral Roots — Rival Sons

Best Rock Song:

“Fear Inoculum” — Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)
“Give Yourself A Try” — George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)
“Harmony Hall” — Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Best Rock Performance:

“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard
“Woman” — Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” — Rival Sons

For a complete list of 2020 Grammy Awards Nominees see here.