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Wish MerleFest Performers Luck at The Grammy Awards!

Join us in wishing the following current and former MerleFest performers luck at the 2010 Grammy Awards! We're proud that in 23 years, we've been able to host so many talented and influential artists!

2010 Artists

Zac Brown Band
• Best New Artist
• Best Country Performance of Duo or Group with Vocals- “Country Fried”
• Best Country Album- “The Foundation”

The Greencards
• Best Country Instrumental Performance- “The Crystal Merchant”

Jim Lauderdale
• Best Bluegrass Album- “Could We Get Any Closer”

Steve Martin
• Best Bluegrass Album- “The Crow/New Songs for the 5-String Banjo”

Rhonda Vincent
• Best Bluegrass Album “Destination Life”

Elvis Costello
• Best Contemporary Folk Album- “Secret, Profane, & Sugarcane”

John Hammond
• Best Traditional Blues Album- “Rough & Tough”

David Holt
• Best Traditional Folk Album- “Cutting Loose” (with Josh Goforth)

Past Artists


 Bela Fleck
• Best Pop Instrumental Performance- “Throw Down Your Heart”
• Best Contemporary World Music Album- “Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3- Africa Sessions”

Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
• Best Zydeco or Cajun Album- “Alligator Purse”

Alison Brown
• Best Country Instrumental Performance- “Under the (Five) Wire”

Willie Nelson
• Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals- “Baby it’s Cold Outside” (with Norah Jones)
• Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album- “American Classic”
• Best Americana Album- “Willie and The Wheel” (with Asleep at the Wheel)

Levon Helm
• Best Americana Album- “Electric Dirt”

Bryan Sutton and Friends
• Best Bluegrass Album- “Almost

Liz Carroll & John Doyle
• Best Traditional World Music Album- “Double Play”

Steve Earle
• Best Contemporary Folk Album- “Townes”

Maura O’Connell
• Best Traditional Folk Album- “Naked with Friends”

Ruthie Foster
• Best Contemporary Blues Album- “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster”

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
• Best Traditional Blues Album, Vocal or Instrumental- “A Stranger Here”

Lucinda Williams
• Best Americana Album- “Little Honey”