Classic Rockers Still Vie For Grammy Awards in 2016
While typical classic rock fans haven't had much to view with interest in recent years, the Grammy Awards have certainly not forgotten about the artists. Especially those artists that continue to make an impact on the music industry in America. This year, the list of classic rock artists nominated for awards is small, but distinguished.
Bob Dylan is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his album Shadows In The Night. Dylan's The Bootleg Series Volume 11: The Basement Tapes Complete is also nominated for Best Historical Album. Dylan has been nominated 39 times in his career, walking away with 11 Grammy Awards.
In the Best American Roots Song category, Don Henley, who will also perform Monday night in honor of Glenn Frey, has been nominated for a single off of his Cass County LP called "The Cost of Living", a duet with Merle Haggard, co-written by Stan Lynch. Henley has received 6 Grammy Awards as a member of the Eagles, and 2 as a solo artist.
Two classic rock album sets are nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) and The Grateful Dead's 30 Trips Around the Sun.
And, in the category of Best Music Film, a category that seems tailor-made for keeping classic rock in the Grammy spotlight, there are three-ish classic rock acts nominated: Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown directed by Alex Gibney and co-produced by Mick Jagger is nominated, as is Roger Waters' The Wall music/documentary film, and foo Fighters' Sonic Highways documentary series.
The 58th Grammy Awards air Monday, February 15 at 8PM on CBS.