The 2015 Grammy nominees from Louisiana include New Orleans native Ledisi, Breaux Bridge native Hunter Hayes and three Cajun music acts, the Magnolia Sisters, Jo-El Sonnier and Bonsoir, Catin.
Ledisi’s “Like This,” a song from her sixth album, “The Truth,” is nominated for best R&B performance. Ledisi, who moved to Oakland, California, when she was 9, performed at the 2014 Essence Festival.
New Orleans native Luke James’ song “Options (Wolfjames Version),” a track featuring Rick Ross from James’ self-titled 2014 album, is nominated for best R&B song.
The Nashville-based Hayes received a best country solo performance nomination for his song “Invisible.” It’s his fifth Grammy nomination.
The Magnolia Sisters, Bonsoir, Catin, and Sonnier are all nominated in the best regional roots music album category. Singer-fiddler Anya Burgess is a member of both the Magnolia Sisters and Bonsoir, Catin.
The Eunice-based Valcour Records released Bonsoir, Catin’s nominated release, “Light The Stars.” Chris Strachwitz’s El Cerrito, California-based, traditional music label Arhoolie Records issued the Magnolia Sisters’ album, “Love’s Lies.” Sonnier, a singer-accordionist from Rayne, is nominated for his release, “The Legacy.”
“Decisions,” an album by Mississippi-based Louisiana native Bobby Rush and the band Blinddog Smokin’, is nominated for best blues album.
Also in the country category, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” a duet by north Louisiana native Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, received nominations for best country song and best country duo/group performance.
The Grammy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 8.