Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album

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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.)
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2015

The Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album has been an award category at the annual Grammy Awards since 2015.

The award was first approved by the Board of Trustees of the Grammy Awards in June 2014.[1]

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).


Joey + Rory won in 2017. Rory accepted the award almost one year after Joey died
Year[I] Artist Title Other nominees[III] Ref.
2015 Mike Farris Shine for All the People [2]
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
  • The Collingsworth Family – The Best of the Collingsworth Family, Volume 1
  • Larry CordleGive Me Jesus
  • Joseph Habedank – Resurrection
  • Karen Peck and New RiverHope for All Nations

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