Los Angeles, Calif. - The nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards have been announced, and critically-acclaimed female group Sister Sadie are finalists in the category for “Best Bluegrass Album.” The recognition comes for the all-star vocalists project, Sister Sadie II, released via Pinecastle Records. The achievement marks Sister Sadie’s first Grammy nomination collectively as a group, with members consisting of Dale Ann Bradley (previously nominated in 2015 with album Pocket Full of Keys), Tina Adair, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, and Beth Lawrence. The winners will be revealed on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing on CBS.
“All my life I have dreamed of being nominated for a Grammy and to be nominated with four best friends and sisters is even BETTER,” exclaimed Tina Adair. Member Gena Britt adds, “To say this feels surreal is an understatement. The emotions I have shared with my Sister Sadie bandmates this morning is beyond what I can explain.”
Sister Sadie II has been hailed as one of the premiere projects released this year prior to the nomination, with publications like Rolling Stone saying, “these bluegrass chart-toppers are finished with heartbreak, ready to embrace a future filled with brighter horizons and more fulfilling relationships.” Other publications like NPR agree, saying “Sister Sadie is at ease with hard-driving tunes and soft, sophisticated ballads alike,” while Parade calls it “a finger picking time.”
The nominated album was released in August, and upon its launch debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s “Top Bluegrass Albums” chart. Fans were treated to the lead single, “Losing You Blues,” which in addition to hitting the top spot on the Roots Music Report “Top 50 Contemporary Bluegrass Songs” chart, was also named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs…”
Fans can keep up on the latest tour dates, news and more by visiting the Grammy-nominated group’s official website sistersadieband.com.