News: Country Music Grammy Nominations

News: Country Music Grammy Nominations

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The Grammy Awards are by far the biggest musical event of the year, with nominations for talented artists across all genres, and the opportunity for those artists to be in the same place at the same time to honor each others talents. While sometimes I feel like they get it right, other times I wonder what the hell is going on, and this year is kind of one of those years. There were so many amazing albums released this year and I hardly see any of them taking a spot in these categories. While I’m glad that The Civil Wars got a nomination, I don’t feel they got nearly enough attention. With Taylor Swift is nominated in Album of The Year rather than this insanely talented Duo or even Kacey Musgraves, it doesn’t make much sense to me. While I happen to love most of Red, it fails to compare to anything The Civil Wars did on their album. Or the unique songwriting style of Musgraves.

There are some things here that really excite me (Sara Barellies being nominated is SUCH an amazing thing) and other things that I don’t think are worthy (Blake Shelton in place of Keith Urban? Or Eric Church? Or a million others). But either way, here are this years Country Music Grammy Nominations!

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Best Country Solo Performance

 

I Drive Your Truck
Lee Brice
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records

 
I Want Crazy
Hunter Hayes
Track from: Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Label: Atlantic

 
Mama’s Broken Heart
Miranda Lambert
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville

 
Wagon Wheel
Darius Rucker
Track from: True Believers
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 
Mine Would Be You
Blake Shelton
Track from: Based On A True Story
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley
The Civil Wars
Track from: The Civil Wars
Label: Sensibility Recordings / Columbia Records

 
Don’t Rush
Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Track from: Greatest Hits: Chapter One
Label: RCA Records / 19 Recordings Limited

 
Your Side Of The Bed
Little Big Town
Track from: Tornado
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 
Highway Don’t Care
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Label: Big Machine Records

 
You Can’t Make Old Friends
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
Label: Warner Music Nashville

 
Best Country Song

Begin Again
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Label: Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music

I Drive Your Truck
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Music/Beattyville Music

Mama’s Broken Heart
Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville; Publishers: Tunes Of Bigger Picture/Vista Loma Music/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/351 Music

Merry Go ‘Round
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
Label: Mercury Records

Mine Would Be You
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
Track from: Based On A True Story
Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publishers: WB Music Corp/Doc And Maggie Music/Get A Load Of This Music/Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music

Best Country Album

Night Train
Jason Aldean
Label: Broken Bow Records

Two Lanes Of Freedom
Tim McGraw
Label: Big Machine Records

Same Trailer Different Park
Kacey Musgraves
Label: Mercury Records

Based On A True Story
Blake Shelton
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Red
Taylor Swift
Label: Big Machine Records

Album Of The Year

The Blessed Unrest
Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles, Mark Endert & John O’Mahony, producers; Jeremy Darby, Mark Endert & John O’Mahony, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
Label: Epic Records

Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists; Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Columbia Records

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Kendrick Lamar
Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay Rock, Jay Z, MC Eiht & Anna Wise, featured artists; DJ Dahi, Hit-Boy, Skhye Hutch, Just Blaze, Like, Terrace Martin, Dawaun Parker, Pharrell, Rahki, Scoop DeVille, Sounwave, Jack Splash, Tabu, Tha Bizness & T-Minus, producers; Derek Ali, Dee Brown, Dr. Dre, James Hunt, Mauricio ‘Veto”” Iragorri, Mike Larson, Jared Scott, Jack Splash & Andrew Wright, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi & Brian ‘Big Bass”” Gardner, mastering engineers
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ab-Soul, Ben Bridwell, Ray Dalton, Eighty4 Fly, Hollis, Mary Lambert, Baffalo Madonna, Evan Roman, Schoolboy Q, Allen Stone, The Teaching & Wanz, featured artists; Ryan Lewis, producer; Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Amos Miller, Reed Ruddy & Pete Stewart, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer
Label: Macklemore LLC

Red
Taylor Swift
Gary Lightbody & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker & Dan Wilson, producers; Joe Baldridge, Sam Bell, Matt Bishop, Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Taylor Johnson, Jacknife Lee, Steve Marcantonio, Manny Marroquin, Justin Niebank, John Rausch, Eric Robinson, Pawel Sek, Jake Sinclair, Mark “”Spike”” Stent & Andy Thompson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Hank Williams, mastering engineers
Label: Big Machine Records

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

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