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Grammy-award winning musicians and bands from Louisiana make a long list of accolades representing the power of Louisiana's music culture.

Louisiana is a music power house but don't take our word for it! Just listen to the sounds of these Louisiana GRAMMY® Award winners! Dive into this incredible list of talented Louisiana musicians, bands, singer/songwriters, producers, recording engineers and more, who have won GRAMMY® awards, Lifetime Achievement awards and Trustee awards since the Recording Academy started the GRAMMY® awards in 1958. This list is representative through the 60th anniversary of the GRAMMY®s which took place in January, 2018.

Enjoy this video of "The Healin' Song" which was written and recorded by Jo-El Sonnier and several other GRAMMY® winners to support the Community Foundation of Acadiana.

Louisiana GRAMMY® Award Winners

(* Italics indicates a former Louisiana resident)
  • Stafford Agee (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Tommy Alesi (Beausoleil)
  • Jose Alvarez (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Glen Andrews (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Louis Armstrong
  • David Barard (Dr. John & The Lower 911)
  • Adrian "A.J." Bellow (Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp)
  • Scott Billington (producer)
  • Brian Blade (Wayne Shorter Quartet & Chick Corea Trio)
  • Terence Blanchard (artist & producer)
  • Jimmy Breaux (Beausoleil)
  • Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn)
  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • Maurice "Mobetta" Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)
  • Vincent Broussard (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Malcolm Burn (recording engineer & producer)
  • James Burton
  • Chubby Carrier (Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp)
  • Jonny Campos (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Stan Chambers (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Clifton Chenier
  • Merry Clayton (20 Feet From Stardom)
  • Jon Cleary
  • Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Evelyn Cox (Cox Family)
  • Lynn Cox (Cox Family)
  • Sidney Cox (Cox Family)
  • Suzanne Cox (Cox Family)
  • Willard Cox (Cox Family)
  • Anthony Daigle (recording engineer)
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Dr. John
  • Mike Dorsey (recording engineer)
  • David Doucet (Beausoleil)
  • Michael Doucet (Beausoleil)
  • Woods Drinkwater (recording engineer)
  • Reginald Dural (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Bob Dylan
  • Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
  • Randy Ellis (Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp)
  • Herman Ernest (Dr. John & The Lower 911)
  • David Farrell (recording engineer)
  • Chris Finney (recording engineer)
  • John Fischbach (recording engineer)
  • Tracey Freeman (producer)
  • John Fohl (Dr. John & The Lower 911)
  • Ralph Fontenot (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Keith Frazier (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Phil Frazier (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Buddy Guy
  • Darius "Deezle" Harrison (songwriter & producer)
  • Eric Heigle (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Al Hirt
  • Chadrick Honore (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Johnny Horton
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Randy Kelly (Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp)
  • Bobby Kimball (Toto)
  • Chris Thomas King
  • Ivan Klisanin (recording engineer & producer)
  • Daniel Lanois (producer)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Lil Wayne (artist & songwriter)
  • Professor Longhair
  • Tim McGraw
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Irvin Mayfield (New Orleans Jazz Orchestra)
  • Michael Melchione (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Kevin Menard (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Andre Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Joshua Murrell (recording engineer & producer)
  • Aaron Neville (solo and with Neville Brothers)
  • Art Neville (solo and with Neville Brothers)
  • Charles Neville (Neville Brothers)
  • Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers)
  • Randy Newman
  • Frank Ocean
  • Nicholas Payton
  • Tom Piazza (album notes writer)
  • Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)
  • John Porter (recording engineer & producer)
  • Louis Prima
  • Queen Ida (Guillary)
  • George Receli (recording engineer & producer)
  • Mitchell Reed (Beausoleil)
  • Steve Reynolds (recording engineer)
  • Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
  • Korey Richey (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Steve Riley (The Band Courtbouillon)
  • Johnny Rivers
  • Rockin' Sidney (Simien)
  • Bobby Rush
  • Earl Sally (Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp)
  • Joel Savoy (recording engineer)
  • Wilson Savoy (The Band Courtbouillon)
  • Olivier Scoazec (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Derek Shezbie (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Trina Shoemaker (recording engineer)
  • Terrance Simien (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Solange (Knowles)
  • Jo-El Sonnier
  • Keith Sonnier (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Britney Spears
  • Derrick Tabb (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • William Terry (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Al Tharp (Beausoleil)
  • Shane Theriot (recording engineer & producer)
  • Irma Thomas
  • Wayne Toups (The Band Courtbouillon)
  • Billy Ware (Beausoleil)
  • Curtis Watson (Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Ben Williams (Beausoleil)
  • Danny Williams (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience)
  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • Hank Williams Sr.
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Cassandra Wilson (artist & producer)
  • Lee Allen Zeno (Buckwheat Zydeco)

Louisiana GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

  • Louis Armstrong (1972)
  • Mahalia Jackson (1972)
  • Fats Domino (1987)
  • Hank Williams (1987)
  • Van Cliburn (2004)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (2005)
  • Jelly Roll Morton (2005)
  • Clifton Chenier (2014)
  • Buddy Guy (2015)
  • The Meters - Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr.  (2018)

Louisiana Recording Academy Trustees Award Winners

  • Cosimo Matassa (2007)
  • Allen Toussaint (2009)
  • Dave Bartholomew (2012)

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