The original song and its album received a total of four Grammy nominations.
Gary Clark Jr. released the official remix for “This Land” on Friday afternoon. Clark enlisted the Legendary Roots Crew for the occasion. Clark and the Roots previously performed the remix on The Tonight Show in December. Today, the full final version is available for purchase and streaming. Check out the track embedded above.
The Texas native earned four Grammy Award nominations for the song. The album it’s featured on earned a nomination as well. The song itself was nominated for Best Rock Song, Best Music Video, and Best Rock Performance. The album received a nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
In 2013, Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Please Come Home.” The most recent Grammy nominations are his first since. In the following years, Clark won two straight Blues Music Awards for 2014 and 2015 Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year.
The inspiration for “This Land” stemmed from a racially-charged incident with a neighbor back in 2016. The neighbor couldn’t believe Clark was the owner of his 50-acre Texas property. Clark detailed the incident in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered. He describes the track
This Land is currently available on all major streaming platforms. Clark is currently wrapping up his American tour. He will perform two shows at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24 and 28.