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Listen: 10 World Cafe Sessions With This Year's Grammy Nominees

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There was a time when the world of World Cafe and the world of the Grammys only intersected with a few Contemporary Folk nominees. These days, that category doesn't even exist — hello, Americana! — and World Cafe guests like Melbourne's Courtney Barnett are cropping up as nominees across the board.

Get ready for the big show, which airs on CBS Monday at 8 p.m. ET, by listening here to World Cafe sessions with Barnett and nine other artists who are nominated to win Grammys.

Hear The Sessions

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Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

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Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

The Best New Artist nominee performed songs from her full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, in March 2015.

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My Morning Jacket on World Cafe

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My Morning Jacket On World Cafe

From the Best Alternative Music Album category, we have My Morning Jacket, who played music from Waterfall on World Cafe in June 2015.

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Punch Brothers On World Cafe

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Punch Brothers On World Cafe

Punch Brothers' transcendent The Phosphorescent Blues is up for Best Americana Album, while "Julep" is in the running for Best American Roots Song. If that weren't enough, the band is up for Best American Roots Performance, as well.

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World Cafe Guest DJ: Florence Welch

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World Cafe Guest DJ: Florence Welch

The charismatic lead singer of Florence + The Machine joined World Cafe as guest DJ in June 2015 to spin two new songs from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which is now nominated for Best Recording Package.

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Brandi Carlile on World Cafe

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Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

With five full-length records under her belt, Brandi Carlile is up against Punch Brothers for Best Americana Album with The Firewatcher's Daughter.

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Shemekia Copeland On World Cafe

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Shemekia Copeland On World Cafe

Shemekia Copeland performed tunes from Outskirts Of Love, nominated for Best Blues Album, in January.

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens is nominated for her solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn in the Best Folk Album category.

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Patty Griffin On World Cafe

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Patty Griffin On World Cafe

Patty Griffin gets a Best Folk Album nomination for Servant Of Love, which she showcased on World Cafe in September 2015.

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Glen Hansard On World Cafe

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Glen Hansard On World Cafe

Also in the hunt for the Grammy for Best Folk Album is Glen Hansard's Didn't He Ramble. Hansard graced the stage at World Cafe Live in September 2015.

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Monsieur Periné On World Cafe

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Monsieur Periné On World Cafe

World Cafe recently hosted Colombia's Monsieur Periné, marking the show's first guest to be nominated in the Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album category.

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