Folk Album Grammys Awarded Posthumously

Awards for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Traditional Folk Album were both “presented” to artists at this year’s Grammys that had died in the previous year. Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon won his first two Grammys five months after his death from cancer – for his contemporary folk album The Wind and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet Disorder in the House with Bruce Springsteen from the same album. June Carter Cash was recognized for her final recording, Wildwood Flower, as traditional folk album and that album’s take on the Carter Family classic Keep on the Sunny Side. Carter Cash died in May following heart surgery. Her husband Johnny Cash, also a Grammy winner this year, passed away in Sept.

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