GRAMMY Spotlight Shines Bright on Louisiana
We all know the depths and diversity of Louisiana's musical culture and history. Doesn't matter if you're talking Shreveport, New Orleans or anywhere in between, Louisiana has got the musical universe covered. And last night, the GRAMMY spotlight was burning bright over the Bayou State.
12 Louisiana Natives were nominated for GRAMMY awards this year, including several Shreveporters. While, sadly, no Shreveporter was able to bring home any hardware, it's still a pretty big deal to even be nominated.
With that being said, we did have several Louisiana natives win. Lauren Daigle from Lafayette won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and best Christian Music Song. Buddy Guy, from Lettsworth, won for Best Traditional Blues Album. PJ Morton, New Orleans, won for Best Traditional R&B Performance. And Terrance Blanchard, New Orleans, won for Best Instrumental Composition.
Below is a list of all folks from the state who were nominated for awards this year:
- Sean Ardoin Lake Charles, Best Regional Roots Music Album, Best American Roots Preformance.
- Jon Batiste, New Orleans, Best American Roots Performance
- Brian Blade, Shreveport, Best Jazz Instrumental Album
- Terence Blanchard, New Orleans, Best Instrumental Composition
- Lauren Daigle, Lafayette, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
- Mary Gauthier, New Orleans, Best Folk Album
- Buddy Guy, Lettsworth, Best Traditional Blues Album.
- Koryn Hawthorne, Abbeville, Best Gospel Performance/song
- Dominique Jones (Doe), Shreveport, Best Gospel Performance Song
- The Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Best Historical Album
- PJ Morton, New Orleans, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance
- Cha Wa, New Orleans, Best Regional Roots Performance.