Americana is a subset of American roots music, formed by the confluence of varied traditions of American music, it can be defined as a merger between influential music styles in America, including elements of folk, country blues, bluegrass, alternative country, rockabilly, neo traditional & roots rock. Americana, as defined by the Americana Music Association (AMA), is "American roots music based on the traditions of country. It is also referred to as Alternative country music. Some of the really popular artists in this genre included Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, T Bone Burnett, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Osborne and others.
Nominees and winner of Best Americana Album 2009
- Together Through Life - Bob Dylan
- Electric Dirt - Levon Helm
- Willie and the Wheel - Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
- Wilco (The Album) - Wilco
- Little Honey - Lucinda Williams
Winner: Electric Dirt - Levon Helm