Gone is the short-lived Best Cajun/Zydeco Album of the Year Grammy award. It was tossed as part of the Grammy folks reducing the total number of awards they hand out each year.

The only shot that a Cajun or Zydeco artist has is pretty much just the Best Regional Roots Music Album category.

Lo and behold, we got a nod.

Congratulations to Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys for their nomination in this category for their album Grand Isle.

Fellow Louisiana musicians Rebirth Brass Band and CJ Chenier also received nominations in this category.

Check out the complete list of nominations up for this award:

Can't Sit Down

C.J. Chenier
[World Village]

Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods

George Kahumoku, Jr.
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Rebirth Of New Orleans

Rebirth Brass Band
[Basin Street Records]

Grand Isle

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
[Mamou Playboy Records]

Not Just Another Polka

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
[Starr Record]


The 54th Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS on February 12th at 7pm. Good luck Steve and the boys!