ALABAMA SHAKES TALKS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND GRAMMY EXPERIENCE
Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color has been nominated for Album Of The Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles held tomorrow, February 15, at the Staples Center. The collection is up against To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar, Traveller by Chris Stapleton, 1989 by Taylor Swift, and Beauty Behind The Madness from The Weeknd.
Led by Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes has also been nominated in the Best Rock Performance & Best Rock Song categories for “Don’t Wanna Fight,” and they have also been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album for Sound & Color. The group was first nominated in 2013 in 2013 for Best New Artist and the song “Hold On” (Best Rock Performance). They were also nominated in 2014 in that same category for “Always Alright.”
Backstage at the Grammys Howard talked about the group being back to the Grammys, performing for the celebrities in the audience, how she came along way from her day job, and looking forward to shaking hands with Adele.
Alabama Shakes is looking for its first Grammy. Sound & Color is also up for Best Engineered album with the honors going to Shawn Everett and engineer Bob Ludwig, and the collection helped get Blake Mills a Producer Of The Year Non-Classical nomination.
In the Best Rock Performance category Alabama Shakes is battling Florence & The Machine “What Kind Of Man,” Foo Fighters “Something From Nothing,” Elle King “Ex’s & Oh’s,” and Wolf Alice “Moaning Lisa Smile.” For Best Rock Song the album is taking on “Ex’s & Oh’s,” “Hold Back The River” from James Bay, “Lydia” from Highly Suspect, and “What Kind Of Man” from Florence & The Machine.
For Best Alternative Album Sound & Color is up against Vulnicura from Bjork, The Waterfall from My Morning Jacket, Currents from Tame Impala, and Star Wars from Wilco.