Corey Ledet Zydeco earns GRAMMY® nomination on his self-titled album released earlier this year. 24 November 2021
COREY LEDET ZYDECO became the 2nd GRAMMY® nomination for Corey Ledet on his 2021 self-titled release. The album was nominated in the Regional Roots category for the 2021 awards, marking the first nomination for Nouveau Electric Records, and the second nomination for Corey Ledet after his 2012 nomination for “Nothin' But The Best" as Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band. The 64th GRAMMY® Awards will be held on January 31.
Working towards promoting the cultural heritage of his family’s hometown of Parks, Louisiana, he studied and incorporated Kouri-Vini, a regional dialect spoken by family members into songs on this album.
Corey Ledet Zydeco was produced by Ledet and Louis Michot, recorded at Dockside Studios, Maurice, Louisiana, June 2019 with Justin Tocket engineering and mixing. It was mastered by Mark Bingham at Nina Hwy Studio, nearby in Henderson. Corey is featured on lead, harmony and background vocals, accordion, drums and washboard. He was joined in the studio by Cecil Green on Hammond B3 organ, bassist Lee Allen Zeno, harmonica player Grant Dermody, Julian Primeaux on rhythm and lead guitar and backing vocals, and Gerard Delafose on drums and washboard.