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Mumford & Sons Take Top Honor at Grammys - Album of the Year for 'Babel'

By February 11, 2013

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Mumford and SonsThough the 2013 Grammy Awards in the folk, roots, and Americana categories were handed out during a pre-telecast (broadcast live from Grammy.com), the 2013 Grammy Awards prime time telecast had no shortage of folk and roots-infused music. There was a tribute to Levon Helm featuring favorites like Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes), Zac Brown, Mavis Staples, Mumford & Sons, and Elton John. The Lumineers vied for Best New Artist and, in a moment of particular buzz and coup, Mumford walked away with the trophy for Album of the Year. It was actually quite an eventful night for the roots, folk, and Americana communities, in addition to the fact that the Woody Guthrie archive scored a trophy for Woody at 100 and Bruce Springsteen was honored earlier in the week by an all-star rootsy crowd for being chosen as the MusiCares Person of the Year.

Whether or not you caught the Grammy telecast, here's a look at this year's winners in the folk and Americana categories, and a report on how folk/roots/Americana artists fared in other categories.

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