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58th Annual GRAMMY Nominations Are In….

The Grammys

The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Country music is well represented this year but you will notice from the list of nominees a lot of country’s favorites didn’t make the cut.

Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

Album Of The Year:
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year:
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist:
Sam Hunt
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Read the rest of the nominees below

Best Country Solo Performance:

  • Burning House
    Track from: Welcome To Cam Country
    Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Traveller
    Chris Stapleton
    Track from: Traveller
    Label: Mercury Nashville
  • Little Toy Guns
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1
    Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville
  • John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
    Keith Urban
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Chances Are
    Lee Ann Womack
    Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
    Label: Sugar Hill Records

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Stay A Little Longer
    Brothers Osborne
    Label: EMI Records Nashville
  • If I Needed You
  • Joey+Rory
    Track from: Country Classics
    Label: Gaither Music Group
  • The Driver
    Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Girl Crush
    Little Big Town
    Track from: Pain Killer
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Lonely Tonight
    Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
    Label: Warner Bros

Best Country Song

  • Chances Are
    Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
    Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
    Label: Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis
  • Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
    Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
    Track from: Sundown Heaven Town
    Label: Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group
  • Girl Crush
    Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
    Track from: Pain Killer
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
  • Hold My Hand
    Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
    Track from: 12 Stories
    Label: Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs
  • Traveller
    Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
    Track from: Traveller
    Label: Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music

A complete list of nominees is available at

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