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Louisiana Related Grammy Nominees - 2007
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008
Best New Artist

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

  • Lucinda Williams for "Come On," from "West"

Best Rock Song (songwriter)

  • Lucinda Williams for "Come On," from "West"

Best R&B Album

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • Tim McGraw for "If You're Reading This," from "Let It Go"

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

  • Brooks & Dunn for "Proud of the House We Built," from "Cowboy Town"

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill for "I Need You," from "Let It Go"

Best Country Song (songwriter)

  • Tim McGraw, et al. for "If You're Reading This," from "Let It Go"

Best Country Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

  • Trin-I-Tee 5:7 for "T57"

Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album (*)

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video


The 50th Annual Grammy Awards marked the addition of the "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" category.

Kanye West's "Graduation" is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. NOLA rapper Lil' Wayne is a guest performer on the album (on the track "Barry Bonds").

"Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" nominee Lisa Haley is a native of Wilmington, Del. She is based in Los Angeles.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads" CD and DVD features Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Bryan Lee, Buddy Flett, Henry Gray, and others.

Doyle Bramhall's "Is It News" is nominated for Best Contemporay Blues Album. It was produced by C.C. Adcock, and Adcock also performs on the album. "Is It News" was recorded at The Dugout in New Orleans.

Southeastern Louisiana University professor and classical pianist Kenneth Boulton is nominated in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performer (Without Orchestra) category for his album "Louisiana A Pianist's Journey."

Louis Armstrong's "St. Louis Blues" is among 2008 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

See the complete list of nominees at

See our Louisiana Music at the Grammy Awards page
for all past Grammy nominees and Grammy winners

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