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Cecilia band snags Grammy nomination

Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 25, 2020

An Acadiana band has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Regional Roots Album Category.

Sweet Cecilia's tribute album A Tribute to Al Berard honors their late father and uncle, Albert "Pyook" Berard, a singer, songwriter, and Grammy-nominated musician from Cecilia.

The band includes Laura Berard Huval, Maegan Berard Rankin, and Callie Guidry.

"We are thrilled about the Grammy nomination for our album, A Tribute to Al Berard," said Laura. "The album features original songs written by my father, who was a world-renowned musician and a pioneer of the Acadian/Creole culture."

The Cecilia band's music is deeply rooted in country, rock, folk, and Cajun influences, according to their website.

More information can be found and copies of the album can be purchased at or it can be purchased on all streaming service websites. All proceeds benefit the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana, which provides instruments to students, offers music scholarships to students, and supports community projects that support the arts and Acadiana's cultural heritage.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021, and will be broadcast on CBS.

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