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58th Grammy Bluegrass Album NomineesThe Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMYAwards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year's nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy's membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

In the Bluegrass category, Dale Ann Bradley, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ralph Stanley & Friends and the SteelDrivers are all competing for the Best Bluegrass Album award.

In the categories for Roots Music which, includes Bluegrass, the Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues was nominated for Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song ("Julep"), and Best Americana Album. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn are also contenders for Best American Roots Performance and Best Folk Album.

"The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it's gratifying to see the vibrancy of today's artistic landscape reflected in this year's nominations — a testament to The Academy's voting members," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music."

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' that will be of interest to those in the Bluegrass Music community. For a complete nominations list, visit Congratulate nominees and catch exclusive videos and content on Facebook. Join @theGRAMMYs Twitter Moments conversation using #GRAMMYs.

45. Best American Roots Performance

"And Am I Born To Die"
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder

"Born To Play Guitar"
Buddy Guy
Track from: Born To Play Guitar
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

"City Of Our Lady"
The Milk Carton Kids
Track from: Monterey
Label: Anti

Punch Brothers
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch

"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
Mavis Staples
Track from: Your Good Fortune
Label: Anti

46. Best American Roots Song

"All Night Long"
Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)
Track from: Mono
Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

"The Cost Of Living"
Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)
Track from: Cass County
Label: Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music

Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert

"The Traveling Kind"
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)
Track from: The Traveling Kind
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing

"24 Frames"
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
Track from: Something More Than Free
Label: Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

47. Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher's Daughter
Brandi Carlile
Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Label: Nonesuch

Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell
Label: Southeastern Records

The Mavericks
Label: The Valory Music Co.

The Phosphorescent Blues
Punch Brothers
Label: Nonesuch

48. Best Bluegrass Album

Pocket Full Of Keys
Dale Ann Bradley
Label: Pinecastle Records

Before The Sun Goes Down
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Label: Compass Records Group

In Session
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Label: Mountain Home Music Company

Man Of Constant Sorrow
Ralph Stanley & Friends
Label: Red River Entertainment

The Muscle Shoals Recordings
The Steeldrivers
Label: Rounder

50. Best Folk Album

Wood, Wire & Words
Norman Blake
Label: Plectrafone Records

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder

Tomorrow Is My Turn
Rhiannon Giddens
Label: Nonesuch

Servant Of Love
Patty Griffin
Label: PGM

Didn't He Ramble
Glen Hansard
Label: Anti

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