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What Was Lee Ann Womack Doing When Her GRAMMY Nomination Was Announced?

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Lee Ann Womack’s initial reaction to being nominated for the best country album GRAMMY: “I….um….” Lee Ann wasn’t even awake when she was called for reaction as she slept in her tour bus.

She says she didn’t even remember the nominations were coming out.  Lee Ann says being nominated for her “The Way I’m Livin'” album makes her feel like “real music still matters.” Her competition includes “Riser” by Dierks Bentley, “The Outsiders” by Eric Church, Brandy Clark’s “12 Stories” and Miranda Lambert’s “Platinum.”

The GRAMMY’s will air February 8 in Los Angeles.

Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church & MORE Nab Multiple GRAMMY Noms

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Nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced yesterday by The Recording Academy®, and country music is all over the nominations list.

Best New Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
“Gentle On My Mind” — The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad” — Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking” — Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” — Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up” — Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Best Country Album:
Riser — Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders — Eric Church
12 Stories — Brandy Clark
Platinum — Miranda Lambert
The Way I’m Livin’ — Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Lee Ann Womack to Perform Anthem on Thanksgiving Day Football

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Lee Ann Womack will perform the National Anthem during the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles game in Arlington, TX on Thanksgiving day with a very special guest. The legendary Paul Franklin will accompany on guitar.

“Paul brings so much heart to the songs he plays on,” says Womack. “When I was asked, I didn’t just want to go and sing, I wanted to really invest this performance of our national anthem with something that makes us all reconsider what the song is expressing. If you’ve ever heard Paul’s musicianship and the emotions he brings out, I think having him play opens up so many aspects of what Francis Scott Key was celebrating when he wrote that.”

Tune in Nov. 27th at 3:30pm ET on FOX-TV.

CMT Celebrates the “Next Women of Country” at Star-Studded Event

Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, CMT gathered today to celebrate the rising female artists in country music at Nashville’s recently-opened City Winery. Co-hosted by CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram and country music powerhouse Lee Ann Womack, the event brought together artists and industry dignitaries to pay homage to the new generation of signed and unsigned female artists making an impact on country music.

CMT announced it will continue to expand its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise, adding four new females to the list: Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn. In a newly-announced role as mentor, singer/songwriter Jewel took the stage and pledged her support in a heartfelt speech, imploring female artists to take chances and feel as important as their male counterparts.

“Our mission remains as critical as ever now in our second year of NEXT WOMEN,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “As champions of music, we have to ensure these incredible female voices are heard. It’s time for a change in the male-dominated format, and CMT is proud to celebrate and empower the female voices that are making an indelible mark in country music.”

Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw surprised the crowd by introducing co-hosts Fram and Womack. Guests of the event were treated to acoustic performances by nine of CMT’s NEXT WOMEN, including: Ballerini, Kelleigh Bannen, Lindsay Ell, Guyton, Jana Kramer, Maddie & Tae, Angaleena Presley, RaeLynn and Natalie Stovall. Among the industry guests in attendance were: George Briner, SVP of promotion for The Valory Music Co.; Mike Dungan, chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville; John Esposito, president & CEO of Warner Music Nashville; Gordon S. Kerr, CEO of Black River Entertainment; Chris Loss, VP of promotion for Stoney Creek Records; Shane McAnally, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter; Chris Stacey, general manager of Dot Records; and Brian Thomas, corporate program director at Cumulus and program director of NASH FM/New York.

CMT’s NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise showcases signed and unsigned female artists across CMT platforms and at NextWomen.CMT.com. Since its launch in January 2013, several alumnae — Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves and Cassadee Pope — found success ranging from commercial to critical acclaim. With the newest additions, the network has named 25 major label, indie label and unsigned female artists to its NEXT WOMEN list.

For more on the latest rising female stars in country music, visit NextWomen.CMT.com. Here, fans can find exclusive content from the NEXT WOMEN artists, including video premieres, exclusive performances and more. Join the conversation using #NextWomen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Photo: Front (L-R): Jana Kramer, Kelsea Ballerini, Rachel Farley, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn, Angaleena Presley, Maddie Marlow (Maddie & Tae), Tae Dye (Maddie & Tae), Lindsay Ell, Kelleigh Bannen, Natalie Stovall; Back (L-R): Rose Falcon, Cassadee Pope, Lee Ann Womack, Leslie Fram, CMT SVP of Music Strategy, Kristen Kelly, Sarah Darling, Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery;

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