By The Canadian Press on February 4, 2024.
Montreal folk singer Allison Russell has landed her first Grammy Award.
The musician picked up best American roots performance for her song “Eve Was Black.”
Russell accepted the award during a pre-telecast ceremony where most of the 94 Grammys are handed out.
She thanked fellow musician Brandi Carlile for kicking open the doors of folk and Americana music to an array of new and diverse artists.
This is the first win for Russell who has amassed eight Grammy nominations over the past three Grammys ceremonies.
She is also set to perform alongside Joni Mitchell at the 66th Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, which air tonight on Citytv and CBS.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2024.