Album Of The Year
Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song (songwriter award)
Best Rap Album
- D. Carter (Lil Wayne), and others for "Lollipop" from "Tha Carter III" [Grammy winner]
- D. Carter (Lil Wayne), and others for "Swagga Like Us"
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals (*)
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Traditional Gospel Album (*)
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album
The 2009 Grammy Awards broadcast included a musical salute to New Orleans featuring Lil Wayne, Allen Toussaint, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Terence Blanchard performing together. Lil Wayne also performed "Swagga Like Us" (with Jay-Z, T.I, Kanye West and M.I.A); Buddy Guy performed in a tribute to Bo Diddley (with B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban)..
New Orleanian Darius "Deezle" Harrison received 3 Grammy nominations for his work with Lil Wayne. Harrison is up for one Grammy as a songwriter for Best Rap Song "Lollipop" (Grammy winner) and for two Grammys as a producer and mixer/engineer for Album of the Year "Tha Carter III."
The Sugarland track "Life In A Northern Town" also features Annie Clements (bass & vocals) and Travis McNabb (drums).
The Blind Boys of Alabama album "Down In New Orleans" (Grammy winner) features guest appearances by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Shannon Powell, David Torkanowsky and Roland Guerin.
Del McCoury Band's "Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival" is nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category.
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised bayou boogie queen Marcia Ball is nominated in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for her 2008 release "Peace, Love & BBQ"
Louis Armstrong's version of "Star Dust" (Okeh, 1931) is among the 2009 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Allen Toussaint is among the 2009 recipients of Grammy Trustees Awards.
See the complete list of nominees at Grammy.com.