The nominations are out for the 2012 Grammys and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys have been nominated under the "Best Regional Roots Music Album" category for the album "Grand Isle".

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys released their CD "Grand Isle" on February 22, 2011 nationally.  The CD has spawned hits like "Dancing without Understanding, No Regrets, Grand Isle and Lyons Point".

Here is Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys performing "Lyons Point"


The CD is full of great material from Steve and has 12 cuts on the record.

On the Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys website, they released this statement about the Grammy nomination.

We are very happy to announce that "Grand Isle" has been nominated for a Grammy award!  There is no longer a Cajun/Zydeco category, so we were nominated for "Best Regional Roots Music Album"!  Some of us will be making the trip to the awards show on February 12th in Los Angeles!

"Grand Isle" was officially released nationally on February 22nd and can new be found in stores near you, here on our site and on iTunes!! We hope to see you soon at some of our shows here or on upcoming tours that will have us traveling pretty extensively through September!

--Mamouplayboys.com

Here is the list of  nominees for the Grammy for "Best Regional Roots Music Album":

Can't Sit Down

C.J. Chenier
[World Village]

Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods

George Kahumoku, Jr.
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Rebirth Of New Orleans

Rebirth Brass Band
[Basin Street Records]

Grand Isle

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
[Mamou Playboy Records]

Not Just Another Polka

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
[Starr Record]

The 2012 Grammy awards will be televised live on Sunday February 12th at 7 p.m. on the CBS television network.

Good luck to Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys from your fans and your friends at Cajun Radio !!!