The Country & Americana artists celebrating Grammy nominations this morning are…

The Country & Americana artists celebrating Grammy nominations this morning are…

It’s that time of year! No, not Christmas, although that is just around the corner. It’s the time when the music industry gets to celebrate the stand-out albums of the last year. The Grammy nominees were announced this morning, and it’s safe to say it’s one of the best line-ups of nominations anyone could have hoped for. From Chris Stapleton’s Album of the Year nomination to Cam making the list for Burning House with a Best Country Solo Performance nod, it’s the year of Stapleton and, a surprising twist, women.

 

If the nominations are any indication of a changing winds in the industry, then we can all be hopeful for what the future holds. Lots of women, beautiful songs, and moments of sublime voices and melodies. The Best Country Album category actually houses more women than it does men, if you count the lovely ladies from Little Big Town as well as Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe. It may not mean much to country radio yet, but it’s a clear sign the industry as spoken, and women are kicking ass right alongside their male counterparts when it comes to turning out great music.

 

 Be sure to tune into the GRAMMY Awards on February 15th at 8/7c. Check out the full list of country and americana artists nominated for Grammy awards this year! Who are you rooting for?

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
Traveller
Chris Stapleton
1989
Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd
SONG OF THE YEAR
Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Blank Space
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: 1989

Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer

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)
Track from: X

 

BEST NEW ARTIST
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

 

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Burning House
Cam
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

 

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Montevallo
Sam Hunt
Label: MCA Nashville
Pain Killer
Little Big Town
Label: Capitol Records Nashville
The Blade
Ashley Monroe
Label: Warner Bros.
Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves
Label: Mercury Nashville
Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Label: Mercury Records

 

 BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
And Am I Born To Die
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder
Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
Track from: Born To Play Guitar
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records
City Of Our Lady
The Milk Carton Kids
Track from: Monterey
Label: Anti
Julep
Punch Brothers
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples
Track from: Your Good Fortune
Label: Anti

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
All Night Long
Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)
Track from: Mono
Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

The Cost Of Living
Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)
Track from: Cass County
Label: Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music
Julep
Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert
The Traveling Kind
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)
Track from: The Traveling Kind
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing
24 Frames
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
Track from: Something More Than Free
Label: Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Label: Nonesuch
Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell
Label: Southeastern Records
Mono
The Mavericks
Label: The Valory Music Co.
The Phosphorescent Blues
Punch Brothers
Label: Nonesuch

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
Pocket Full Of Keys
Dale Ann Bradley
Label: Pinecastle Records

Before The Sun Goes Down
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Label: Compass Records Group
In Session
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Label: Mountain Home Music Company
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Ralph Stanley & Friends
Label: Red River Entertainment
The Muscle Shoals Recordings
The Steeldrivers
Label: Rounder

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Descendants Of Hill Country
Cedric Burnside Project
Label: Cedric Burnside Project

Outskirts Of Love
Shemekia Copeland
Label: Alligator Records
Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records
Worthy
Bettye LaVette
Label: Cherry Red
Muddy Waters 100
John Primer & Various Artists
Label: Raisin Music Records

BEST FOLK ALBUM
Wood, Wire & Words
Norman Blake
Label: Plectrafone Records

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder
Tomorrow Is My Turn
Rhiannon Giddens
Label: Nonesuch
Servant Of Love
Patty Griffin
Label: PGM
Didn’t He Ramble
Glen Hansard
Label: Anti

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
Go Go Juice
Jon Cleary
Label: FHQ Records

La La La La
Natalie Ai Kamauu
Label: KEKO Records
Kawaiokalena
Keali’i Reichel
Label: Punahele Productions
Get Ready
The Revelers
Label: The Revelers
Generations
Windwalker And The MCW
Label: MCW Productions / PK Productions LLC

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