By: Madeline Heiskell
Just a reminder, The 60th Grammy Awards are on Sunday, January 28th! And in case you haven't heard, our incredibly talented artists, The Secret Sisters, were nominated in the Best Folk Album Category! Below are some awesome articles that talk about the Grammy nomination and the album that started it all, "You Don't Own Me Anymore." Keep scrolling if you want to learn more about the Best Folk Album Category!
According to the 54th Grammy Awards guideline the Best Folk Album category includes authentic folk material in both traditional vocal and instrumental styles, as well as contemporary material by artists who use traditional folk elements, sounds and instrumental techniques as the basis for their recordings. Folk music is primarily but not exclusively acoustic, often using contemporary arrangements with production and sensibilities distinctly different from a pop approach.
This award combines the previous categories for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Traditional Folk Album. The Recording Academy decided to create this new category for 2012 upon stating there were "challenges in distinguishing between... Contemporary and Traditional Folk
Previous winners of this category include:
2017 - Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent
2016 - Bela Fleck, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
2015 - Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy
2014 - Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You
2013 - Yo-Yo Ma, The Goat Rodeo Sessions
2012 - The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
We hope The Secret Sisters will soon join this list of amazing artists! If you need to be reminded of their amazing talent, check out some awesome videos below!