Performers at this years Grammy Awards show include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Best Country Solo Performance nominee Hunter Hayes.
Zydeco legend Clifton Chenier (1925–1987) was among the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2014. See Arhoolie Records President Chris Strachwitz' tribute to the "King of Zydeco".
The album "They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration" includes performances by David Doucet, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Treme Brass Band, and Savoy Family Band.
The "Django Unchained" soundtrack includes a track by Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg).
Cee Lo Green is nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for "Cee Lo's Magic Moment." The album features a guest appearance by Trombone Shorty.
Shreveport, Louisiana native Mikky Ekko is nominated (with Rihanna) in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for the single "Stay". The song was written by Ekko and Justin Parker. Rihanna and Ekko performed the track at last year's Grammy awards (watch the video). The song is from Rihanna's album "Unapologetic," which is nominated in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.
Jason Aldean's album "Night Train" is nominated in the Best Country Album category. The LP includes a track ("Take A Little Ride") co-written by Jim McCormick.
The Pretty Lights album "A Color Map of the Sun" is nominated in the Best Dance/Electronica Album category. The album includes guests appearances by many local musicians including Mario Abney, Jeff Albert, Wes Anderson, Glen David Andrews, Andrew Baham, Uncle Lionel Batiste (RIP), Detroit Brooks, Big Al Carson, Thais Clark, Brian Coogan, Rod Hodges, Ben Jaffe, Carl LeBlanc, Simon Lott, and Earl Scioneaux III (see full credits).
Bishop Paul S. Morton is nominated in the Best Gospel Album category for "Best Days Yet." Bishop Morton is Co-Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the father of PJ Morton, who is nominated for Best R&B Song. PJ Morton wrote and produced four songs on "Best Days Yet."
See the complete list of nominees at Grammy.com.