Best Folk Album nominees at the 2018 Grammy Awards include musical pioneers and contemporary trendsetters. Which one do you think should win the trophy this year?

Folk legend Joan Baez released her first album in over a decade, Whistle Down the Wind, and it earned the icon a Grammys nomination in 2019. It's in the running against Black Cowboys, a solo album released by Carolina Chocolate Drops founding member Dom Flemons.

Rifles & Rosary Beads is Mary Gauthier's ninth studio album, a project she co-wrote with Beth Nielsen Chapman and veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Iron & Wine, meanwhile, are nominated for Weed Garden, the follow-up to their 2018 Grammy Awards Best Americana Album-nominated record Beast Epic.

Rounding out the list are folk / bluegrass / Americana collective the Punch Brothers. They're in the running with their most recent album, All Ashore. 

Which of these folk albums should win at the 2019 Grammy Awards? Voice your opinion by voting in the poll below! The poll will remain open until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 7; before the awards show, we'll compare our readers' and staff's predictions.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 10. The televised ceremony will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will be available to stream online earlier in the evening.

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