Will Sheff, Grupo Fantasma Earn Grammy Nods

A brief breakdown of Austin artists headed to the red carpet

Will Sheff, Grupo Fantasma Earn Grammy Nods

The Grammy nominations were announced earlier this evening. There’s no shortage of hometown heroes headed to the red carpet for the 53rd annual award ceremony in February, most surprisingly Will Sheff, who earned a Best Album Notes nod for Roky Erickson with Okkervil River’s True Love Cast Out All Evil.

The full list of nominations was announced on Wednesday night. Expect a full recap in next week's OTR, but here's a quick local breakdown to tide you over:

The Usual Suspects
Willie Nelson (Best American Album, Country Music)
Patty Griffin (Best Gospel Album, Downtown Church; Best Americana Album, Robert Plant, Band of Joy)
Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith (Best Traditional Blues Album, Joined at the Hip)
Jimmie Vaughan (Best Traditional Blues Album, Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites)

The Clear Favorites
Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett (Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, “The Weary Kind”)
Crazy Heart (Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media)

The Underdogs
Grupo Fantasma (Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album, El Existential)
Tortilla Factory (Best Tejano Album, Cookin)

The Entirely Unexpected
Wolfgang Gartner (Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, “Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix Edit)”)

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