Louisiana to virtually celebrate its Grammy nominees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9

FILE - This Dec. 9, 2008 file photo shows a Grammy Award statue.
FILE - This Dec. 9, 2008 file photo shows a Grammy Award statue.(Source: Associated Press/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 5:09 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Louisiana will celebrate its Grammy nominees Tuesday night at 7.

The salute with virtual live performances will be simulcast on Louisiana Travel’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.

The simulcast also will be carried on the Grammy Museum’s streaming service and on its Facebook page.

Taking part will be current and previous Grammy nominees who are Louisiana natives. They include:

  • The Shreveport duo Buddy Flett and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who cumulatively have been nominated for six Grammys in previous years, will perform at Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport.
  • Homer native Bobby Rush, a 2021 nominee for Best Blues Album, who will perform at Delta Music Museum in Ferriday.
  • The New Orleans brass band New Orleans Nightcrawlers, a 2021 nominee for Best Regional Roots, will perform at Music Box Village in New Orleans.
  • The band Sweet Cecilia, a 2021 nominee for Best Regional Roots, will perform from Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette.

Set your reminders, tonight is the night! A Louisiana Grammy Celebration broadcast starts at 7pm CST!

Posted by Louisiana Travel on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Participating musicians and venues will hold watch parties from their Facebook pages.

Louisiana officials note that their state has a rich history with the Grammys. In fact, they said, Louisiana resident “Jay” Danna was responsible for naming the award when she won the naming contest in the 1950s.

Grammys won by Louisiana artists

Following are Grammys won by Louisiana artists in the past five years and the number of nominations each year:

2020: 1 winner out of 21 nominations

  • PJ Morton

2019: 7 winners out of 20 nominations

  • Brian Blade, a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet
  • Buddy Guy, winner
  • Des Kensel, a member of High On Fire
  • Lauren Daigle, who won two
  • PJ Morton
  • Terence Blanchard

2018: 1 winner out of 13 nominations

  • Lost Bayou Ramblers

2017: 3 winners out of 10 nominations

  • Bobby Rush
  • Lil Wayne
  • Solange

2016: 2 winners out of 14 nominations

  • Buddy Guy
  • Jon Cleary

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