Several Louisiana Natives Nominated for 2023 Grammy Awards

An Acadiana artist and many more from across the state of Louisiana received nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards, announced yesterday.

St. Martinville’s Nathan Williams and The Zydeco Cha Chas were nominated for their recording in the Best Regional Roots Album category Lucky man.

That recognition was a long time coming, as Williams and his band have been playing and making music since 1985.

Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul Featuring LSU Golden Band From Tigerland also received a nomination in the same category for the full circle Album. Ardoin is based outside of Lake Charles.

This is the third time Ardoin has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Several New Orleans artists also received nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards. Some of these include Aaron Neville, Tank & the Bangas, PJ Morton and the late Dr. John.

Things Happen That Way was the posthumous final studio album by Mac Dr. John” Rebennack. It was nominated for Best Americana Album.

Aaron Neville teamed up with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and received a nomination for the song “Stompin’ Ground,” which was taken from the documentary’s soundtrack Take me to the river: New Orleans.

Tank & the Bangas, a hybrid R&B/hip-hop/spoken word group led by singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball, are nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album for their latest album, entitled “Red Balloon.”

Morton received several nominations, including Best R&B Album for Watch the Sun.

Morton enjoys a dual career as a contemporary R&B and gospel bandleader alongside his “day job” as keyboardist for Maroon 5.

Other Grammy nominees from Louisiana include New Orleans trumpeter and keyboardist Nicholas Payton, and New Orleans’ Lil Wayne and Big Freedia.

The 65th Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Grammy nominations 2022: snubs and surprises Several Louisiana Natives Nominated for 2023 Grammy Awards

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