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Who should win 'best bluegrass album' at 2017 Grammys? / The Boot

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The 2017 Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and every category is full of strong contenders. Who do you think should win Best Bluegrass Album this year?  

Claire Lynch pays homage to Canadian songwriters on her 2016 album North By South, bringing in friends such as renowned banjo player Béla Fleck and dobro aficionado Jerry Douglas to help create the Grammy-nominated record. Considered one of the best voices in modern bluegrass music, Lynch was named the top female vocalist in 1997, 2010 and 2013 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

When two-time Grammy award winner Mark O'Connor decided that it was time to make his 43rd album, he knew just the people to record it with: his family. Coming Home by the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor combines O'Connor's iconic fiddle playing with his wife Maggie's violin prowess, his son Forrest's mandolin skills and Forrest's fiancée Kate Lee's vocals. The album brings further depth to O'Connor's iconic bluegrass style and plays up the strengths of his son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law's songwriting skills.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.

Click here to Vote for your pick in the poll. The Boot will tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.