Banjos have frequently found themselves next to the golden gramophone. Steve Martin's The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo (2009) won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
Bela Fleck has won various Grammy awards for his banjo artistry. Perpetual Motion won two Grammys at the Grammy Awards of 2002 for Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Arrangement for Fleck and Meyer's arrangement of Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum.
This year, however, the banjo jumps out of the bluegrass world into rock, country, Americana, folk and even video domains. In addition, Best Album, Best Song Written For Visual Media, Best Album Notes and even Producer nominations are in good banjo company.
The banjos that seems to be gaining the attention are Deering banjos. The 55th Annual Grammy Nominations of Deering banjo artists are:
Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world. Located in Spring Valley, CA, Deering produces all of its quality 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, and 12-string banjos in the same US facility and boasts the most knowledgeable team in the industry. Deering is proud to have artists such as Bela Fleck, Mumford and Sons, Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, the Avett Brothers, and Dropkick Murphys play their banjos. Visit http://www.DeeringBanjos.com to learn more about Deering Banjos or call their toll free number 800-845-7791.dd