The SXSW Music Conference and Festival wants to congratulate the more than 70 alumni artists and speakers nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last week! The nominees, which were announced this past Friday, December 5, include a large number of our former showcasing artists and conference speakers from several genres and sectors of the industry.
On the festival side, our highlights include Alt-J's nomination for "Best Alternative Rock Album," 2013 Grulke Prize-winners Haim receiving a nomination for "Best New Artist," and several nods for Beck, including "Album of the Year".
Our former Music Conference speakers nominated include Chilean MC Ana Tijoux, producer Gavin Lurssen for his fine engineering work on Lee Ann Womack's newest album, 2014 SXSW Music Keynote Lady Gaga for her collaborative album with Tony Bennett (titled Cheek to Cheek), and much more!
See the full list of SXSW Music Alumni nominees below! Please excuse us if we've overlooked anyone - there are a lot of categories to peruse. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
SXSW Music Alumni Nominated for 57th Grammy Awards
Alumni performer unless otherwise noted. Asterisk indicates multiple award nominee.
A Great Big World
Ana Tijoux (alumni speaker and performer)
Ashley Kahn (alumni speaker)
Bob Ludwig (alumni speaker)
Bobby Rush (alumni speaker and performer)
Cage the Elephant
Dave Alvin (alumni speaker and performer)
Deadmaus (alumni speaker and performer)
Gavin Lurssen (alumni speaker)
Gloria Gaynor (alumni speaker)
Juanes (alumni speaker and performer)
Kendrick Lamar* (alumni speaker and performer)
Lady Gaga (alumni speaker and performer)
Lee Ann Womack
Old Crow Medicine Show
Pharrell* (alumni speaker and performer)
Robert Glasper Experiment*
Ryan Adams (alumni speaker)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
St. Vincent (alumni speaker and performer)
The Black Keys*
The Del McCoury Band
Photo by Daniel Davis