Rubén Blades Wins the World Music Grammy

Ruben Blades
Los Angeles, USA – Panamanian musician Rubén Blades won the Best World Music Album award for his recording Mundo, which combines Latin music with plentiful elements from other cultures. List of winners in roots music categories:

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
Cry
Faith Hill
[Warner Brothers Records]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
Give My Love To Rose
Johnny Cash
[American Recordings/Lost Highway Records]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
Long Time Gone
Dixie Chicks
[Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
Mendocino County Line
Willie Nelson With Lee Ann Womack
[Lost Highway Records]

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
Lil’ Jack Slade
Dixie Chicks
[Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records]

Best Country Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. Artist names appear in parenthesis. Singles or Tracks only.)
Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
Alan Jackson, songwriter (Alan Jackson)
[Arista Nashville; Publishers: EMI April Music, Tri-Angels Music]

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Home
Dixie Chicks
[Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records]

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Lost In The Lonesome Pines
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
[Dualtone]

Best Latin Jazz Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
The Gathering
Caribbean Jazz Project
[Concord Picante]

Best Rock Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
Come Together
Third Day
[Essential Records]

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
The Eleventh Hour
Jars Of Clay
[Essential Records]

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music: The James Blackwood
Tribute Album
The Jordanaires, Larry Ford And The Light Crust Doughboys
[Art Greenhaw Records]

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
Higher Ground
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
[Real World]

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
Sidebars
Eartha
[AFRT Music]

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

(For choirs or choruses only, with or without lead vocalist(s).)
Be Glad
Carol Cymbala, choir director; The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
[M2.0 Communications]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
El Arte Del Sabor
Bebo Valdés Trio With Israel López “Cachao” & Carlos “Patato” Valdés
[Blue Note Records]

Best Salsa Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
La Negra Tiene Tumbao
Celia Cruz
[Sony Discos]

Best Merengue Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Latino
Grupo Mania
[Universal Music Latino]

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Lo Dijo El Corazón
Joan Sebastian
[Balboa Records/Discos Musart]

Best Tejano Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Acuérdate
Emilio Navaira
[BMG U.S. Latin]

Best Traditional Blues Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
A Christmas Celebration Of Hope
B.B. King
[MCA Records]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Don’t Give Up On Me
Solomon Burke
[Fat Possum Records/Anti]

Best Traditional Folk Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Legacy
Doc Watson & David Holt
[High Windy Audio]

Best Contemporary Folk Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
This Side
Nickel Creek
[Sugar Hill Records, Inc.]

Best Native American Music Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Beneath The Raven Moon
Mary Youngblood
[Silver Wave Records]

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Jamaican E.T.
Lee “Scratch” Perry
[Sanctuary Records/Trojan Records]

Best World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Mundo
Rubén Blades
[Columbia Records Group/Sony Discos]

Best Polka Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Top Of The World
Jimmy Sturr
[Rounder Select]

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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