IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (“Alliance Entertainment”), a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, and collectibles, is proud to announce a resounding total of 26 nominations for the upcoming 2023 Grammy Awards. The recognition of artists in twenty-two unique categories is reflective of the eclectic, wide ranging profiles of AMPED label partners.

“We are privileged to work with an incredible depth and breadth of talented music partners, and we join in celebrating their nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards,” said Jeff Walker, CEO of Alliance Entertainment. “Our roster of label partners continues to create award winning music that influences and defines music culture across a dynamic range of genres including Rock, Blues, Alternative, Hard Rock, Metal, Country, Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Rap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, World, Classical and more. We would like to thank all our label partners and musicians for allowing us to share in their ongoing success and reaffirm our commitment to expanding the reach of their songs and stories globally.”

Bonnie Raitt (Redwing Records) leads the AMPED offerings with four nominations for her album Just Like That, including the coveted Song of the Year category. Bonnie leads the pack of established artists being honored under the AMPED umbrella such as Judy Collins for Spellbound (Cleopatra Records) in Best Folk Album, Danny Elfman for Best Boxed or special limited-Edition Packages for Big Mess (Anti-Epitaph Records) and Peter Rowan for Calling You From My Mountain (Rebel Records) for Best Bluegrass Album.

On their first recording in nine years, indie-rock darlings Yeah Yeah Yeahs were welcomed back in the arena with a nomination for Cool it Down (Secretly Canadian) in the Best Alternative Music Album category.

AMPED distributed titles dominate the blues category with 5 nominations between the Traditional and Contemporary Blues Album. Leading the division is Alligator Records with Shemekia Copeland’s Done Come Too Far for Contemporary Blues Album and Charlie Musselwhite in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for his Mississippi Sun release.

Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall is recognized for his continued meaningful musical contributions to the blues world with his release The Sun is Shining Down (Forty Below Records) in the Traditional Blues Album. Nominated alongside Mayall in the Traditional Blues Album category is Ben Harper for his release Bloodline Maintenance (Chrysalis). Eric Gales’ Crown (Provogue Records) is celebrated for the Best Contemporary Blues Album.

For the complete list of AMPED Grammy Nominees, see below.

Song of the Year
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That
Best Alternative Music Performance
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool it Down
Best Alternative Music Album
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool it Down
Best Americana Performance
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That
Best Americana Album
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Ben Harper – Bloodline Maintenance
Eric Gales – Crown
Shemekia Copeland – Done Come Too Far
Best Traditional Blues Album
Charlie Musselwhite – Mississippi Son
John Mayall – The Sun is Shining Down
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Carmen Lundy – Fade to Black
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Terri Lyne Carrington – New Standards Vol. 1
Best Folk Album
Judy Collins – Spellbound
Best Musical Theater Album
Jeanine Tesori – Caroline, or Change (The New Broadway Cast Recording)
Best Comedy Album
Randy Rainbow – A Little Brains, A little Talent
Best Album Notes
Andy Irvine – Andy Irvine/Paul Brady Special Edition
Best Traditional R & B Performance
Adam Blackstone – Legacy
Best Bluegrass Album
Peter Rowan – Calling You from My Mountain
Best Americana Performance
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That
Blind Boys of Alabama – the Message (digital only single)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Father John Misty – Chloe and the Next 20th Century
Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package
Danny Elfman – Big Mess
Best American Roots Performance
Aaron Neville & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on the Various Artists: Take me To the River: New Orleans
Best R&B Song
PJ Morton – Watch the Sun
Best R & B Album
PJ Morton – Watch the Sun
Best Gospel Performance/Song
PJ Morton – Watch the Sung of the Year Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That