Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album
|Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album|
|Awarded for||quality gospel performances in the American Roots subgenres (folk, bluegrass, 'southern' gospel, regional roots music, etc.)|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Gloria Gaynor, Testimony (2020)|
The award was first approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in June 2014.
According to NARAS, the award was introduced to "provide a category for traditional Southern gospel and other "roots" gospel albums as both a protector of the heritage of this music and an acknowledgement of the growing interest and support of these genres."
The category is open for solo artists, duos, groups and other collaborations and is for albums only. In the Gospel genre field, it will sit with other categories such as Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
The Grammy is awarded to the performer(s) on the winning recording. If there is no identifiable artist (e.g. in soundtrack or various artist albums), the award is given to the (compilation) producer(s).
|2015||Mike Farris||Shine for All the People|||
|2016||The Fairfield Four||Still Rockin' My Soul|
|2017||Joey + Rory||Hymns That Are Important to Us|
|2018||Reba McEntire||Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope|