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The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records announce the release of the 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album — which is available in stores and via all digital retailers today.
The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.
Each 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album purchased in stores will include a special game piece featuring a unique code for a chance to play the GRAMMY Ticket Game. To participate, the code must be used at 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com for the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in 2017 or a second-place prize of an official GRAMMY Awards T-shirt.*
A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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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:
Read the rest of the nominees below
The Oak Ridge Boys, mingled with Taylor Swift after her Saturday, October 17th show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The legendary country group visited with Taylor and her parents backstage, and The Oak Ridge Boys are still talking about it.
“What an awesome, inspiring experience,” said The Oak Ridge Boys’ tenor Joe Bonsall about hanging backstage with just Taylor and her family.
“This was the most amazing show I have ever seen… When I wasn’t thinking about it all night, I was dreaming about it!” added Duane Allen.
Taylor’s father recounted seeing The Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers at a show in Hershey, PA in 1979. He described how impressed he was with how they fired up the crowd.
“They were extremely kind. We talked as friends, neighbors and business colleagues with mutual admiration,” expressed Bonsall.
The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame, the genre’s highest honor, on yesterday.
For more information on The Oak Ridge Boys including upcoming tour dates as part of their Christmas Night Out tour, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.