That’s a wrap! The 2022 GRAMMYs, officially the 64th GRAMMY Awards, took place yesterday on April 3 at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. ABS is happy to report that among the big wins were Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Cedric Burnside!
Ingram won the Contemporary Blues Album category for album 662, beating The Black Keys and Steve Cropper. In his acceptance speech, the guitar wunderkind thanked “God, my family, my manager and Alligator Records.
In the Best Traditional Blues Album category, blues titan Cedric Burnside got his first win after three nominations for LP I Be Trying. He accepted the award alongside producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell of Royal Studios. In his speech, he stated, “I’m a little Mississippi boy ’bout to open up a juke joint for the first time. If you ever in the ‘Sip come by and juke a little bit. Thank you all so much.”
Multi-hyphenate and New Orleans treasure Jon Batiste took home five of the 11 GRAMMYs he was nominated for: Album of the Year, Best Music Video for “Freedom,” Best American Roots Performance for “Cry,” Best American Roots Song (for “Cry”), and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Other GRAMMY winners include:
Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight for Best Rock Album
Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open” and Jazmine Sullivan’s “Pick Up Your Feelings” for Best R&B Performance (Tie)
H.E.R.’s “Fight For You” for Best Traditional R&B Performance
Chris Stapleton’s “You Should Probably Leave” for Best Country Solo Performance
Brothers Osborne – “Younger Me” for New Vocal or Instrumental Duo
Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over for Best Country Album
“Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)” for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Chick Corea, soloist / Track from: Akoustic Band Live)
Skyline – Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba – for Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Los Lobos’ Native Sons for Best Americana Album
My Bluegrass Heart by Béla Fleck for Best Bluegrass Album
They’re Calling Me Home by Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi for Best Folk Album
Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) for Best Historical Album
For a more extensive list of 2022 nominees and winners, head here.