Lauren Daigle, who was born in Lake Charles and grew up in Lafayette, was nominated for two awards. Her self-titled album “Lauren Daigle” was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, and one of the songs on the album, “Thank God I Do,” was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
Daigle previously won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2019 for the song “You Say.”
The category of Best Regional Roots Music Album was dominated by Louisiana artists, and three of the nominees call Acadiana home. They are:
- New Beginnings — Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band
- Live At The 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
- Live: Orpheum Theater Nola — Lost Bayou Ramblers & Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Making strides in the music industry as a Grammy Award winner, Emmy award winner and five-time Grammy nominee, Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. continues his father’s legacy as the front man of The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band, a well-known Zydeco band comprised of seven musicians all from Lafayette.
Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. won a Grammy in 2009 for Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album with his involvement in the album “Lay Your Burden Down.”
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers debuted when Dopsie was just 19. This self-taught accordionist, who is the son of the iconic Rockin’ Dopsie, was also raised in Lafayette and has made moves with his music, becoming a Grammy Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee.
Dopsie won the Grammy in 2022 for his involvement in the musical documentary “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story.”
Other Louisiana Grammy nominees include Jon Batiste, PJ Morton, the New Breed Bass Band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers and The Rumble Feature Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr.
Batiste is up for a whopping six awards in some prominent categories including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
The 66th Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.