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Louisiana Related Grammy Nominees - 2009
The 52nd annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010
Best Dance Recording

  • Britney Spears for "Womanizer" from the album Circus

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Album

Best Rap Song (songwriter award)

  • "Best I Ever Had" by Drake; Songwriters: Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne), Aubrey Drake Graham & Matthew Samuels

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Terence Blanchard for "Dancin' 4 Chicken" from the Watts album (by Jeff "Tain" Watts) [Grammy winner]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with Irvin Mayfield for "Book One" [Grammy winner]

Best Traditional Gospel Album

  • Various artists, including Aaron Neville, for "Oh Happy Day" [Grammy winner]

Best Americana Album

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media


2010 additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame include recordings by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, Mahalia Jackson, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong

Producer/bassist/songwriter Larry Klein is nominated in the "Producer of the Year, Non-Classical" category. His credits for the year include the Zachary Richard & Celine Dion track "Acadian Driftwood."

Country music duo Sugarland is nominated in the "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals" category for their single "It Happens," from the album Love on the Inside. Sugarland is backed on the album by New Orleanians Annie Clements (bass & vocals) and Travis McNabb (drums). Both of them performed with Sugarland on The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! which aired on CBS on December 2, 2009.

The Trace Adkins single "All I Ask For Anymore," written by Casey Beathard and Tim James, is nominated for "Best Country Song" (a songwriters award).

Nominees in the "Best Album Notes" category include The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935–1946), Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer. [Grammy winner]

Nominees in the "Best Historical Album" category include Little Walter: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer. [Grammy winner]

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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