The Chieftains have received six Grammy Awards and been nominated a total of eighteen times.
Another Country was recorded in Nashville and features several cameo performances from American stars like Emmy Lou Harris, Don Williams and Chet Atkins.
It won two Grammy awards in 1993 for the Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Traditional Folk Album. It was also nominated in three other categories.
An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, recorded with Nanci Griffith and Roger Daltrey in 1991.
It won a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Traditional Album.
Celtic Harp won the a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 1994. It was recorded with the Belfast Harp Orchestra and featured music from the 17th century.
The album was a tribute to the folk music collector Edward Bunting who was responsible for collecting huge numbers of Irish folk songs and tunes, including some performed by The Chieftains.
The Long Black Veil featured guest appearances from a host of pop and rock stars including Tom Jones, Ry Cooder, The Rolling Stone and Sinead O’Connor.
The track featuring Van Morrison singing Have I Told You Lately won The Chieftains a Grammy award for Best Pop Collaboration with vocals in 1996.
Santiago combines traditional Irish music with Celtic influences from Galicia in north western Spain.
The album also featured Ry Cooder and won in the Best World Music category in 1997.
The Long Journey Home: The Irish in America The Chieftains provided the music for the documentary of the same name.
It features Van Morrison singing Shenandoah, and Sinead O’Connor singing Skibbereen.
It won a Grammy in the Best Traditional Folk category in 1998. The soundtrack also won the band their first Emmy Award.
The band have also been nominated for Grammy Awards for several other albums including Water from the Well in 2000, Down the old Plank Road – the Nashville Sessions in 2002