Several Louisiana artists snag Grammy nominations
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans songwriter, pianist and producer Allen Toussaint has been nominated for two Grammy awards and he is among several Louisiana artists who are up for one of the music industry's most coveted awards.
Toussaint's album, "Songbook," is up for best Americana album. Toussaint recorded the album, which features solo voice and piano performances, in the fall of 2009 at Joe's Pub in New York City.
"Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed," a track on "Songbook," earned a nomination for best American roots song.
New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band, Zachary Richard, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr., Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw, Bobby Rush and New Orleans singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon also earned nominations.
The Grammy Awards will be broadcast Jan. 26.