The Grammy nominations have been announced

Published On November 29, 2017 | By Morgan Ryan | Country Music News, Daily Scoop

The Grammy nominees were announced. See which country stars have been nominated for what… Jay-Z has more than anyone with eight.  Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are next with seven and six.  Jay-Z was recognized in three of the big categories:  Album, Song, and Record of the Year.  CBS will air the ceremony on January 28th.

There won’t be an #OscarsSoWhite-like controversy at the Grammys . . . because for the second straight year, the five most-nominated artists are black. And for the FIRST time in Grammy history, no white men are nominated for Album of the Year.  Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, and Lorde are up for the award.

On the country side, Chris Stapleton heads to the 60th annual Grammy Awards as the lead country nominee with a total three nominations. Nominated for two Grammys each are Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Midland.

Here’s a list of nominations in the country-related categories:

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Breaker, Little Big Town
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Losing You,” Alison Krauss
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song,” Maren Morris
“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland

Best Country Song

“Better Man,” Little Big Town
Songwriter: Taylor Swift

“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton

“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
Songwriters: Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Mark Wystrach

“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall

Best Americana Album

Southern Blood, Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day, Brent Cobb
Beast Epic, Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Brand New Day, The Mavericks

Best American Roots Song

“Cumberland Gap,” David Rawlings
Songwriters: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

“I Wish You Well,” The Mavericks
Songwriters: Raul Malo and Alan Miller

“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Songwriter: Jason Isbell

“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell featuring Rosanne Cash and John Paul White
Songwriter: Rodney Crowell

“My Only True Friend,” Gregg Allman and Scott Sharrard
Songwriter: Gregg Allman

Best Bluegrass Album

Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity, The Infamous Stringdusters
Original, Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite, Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live], Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

Best American Roots Performance

“Killer Diller Blues,” Alabama Shakes
“Let My Mother Live,” Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Arkansas Farmboy,” Glen Campbell
“Steer Your Way,” Leonard Cohen
“I Never Cared For You,” Alison Krauss

Best Folk Album

Mental Illness, Aimee Mann
Semper Femina, Laura Marling
The Queen Of Hearts, Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore, The Secret Sisters
The Laughing Apple, Yusuf/Cat Stevens


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