I didn't make Grammy picks. I rarely if ever do. I know a bit about the politics and intrigues that go with it. I was a member of the Nashville Chapter of NARAS for about 15 years with voting privileges. Besides, I judge records on the merits (or lack of same) of the music itself. I don't care--and never have--if an album is going Platinum or sales are anemic. Six albums I reviewed on my 2016 "Believe Your Ears" podcasts ended up Grammy winners, either the entire album or an individual song. Here's the six, with links to the original podcasts from last year.