The genre-crossing, ever-growing family of Taylor players and artists had a big finish to 2021, racking up awards and critical acclaim alike. Most notably, Taylor artists had a huge presence at this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, with ten nominated for awards. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Camilo lead the entire show with four awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album for his release Mis Manos and Best Pop Song for “Vida de Rico.”
We’re thrilled to showcase several of our Latin GRAMMY nominees in this edition of the Wood&Steel Playlist. You’ll also find work by Allison Russell, whose album Outer Child was rated the No. 3 album of the year by The Atlantic, as well as tracks from Brittany Spencer, Raye Zaragoza, The Native Howl, Cat Burns and more.
Make sure to save the playlist to your Spotify account and follow Taylor Guitars for more from our globe-spanning artist roster.
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