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Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, the Dixie Chicks and more stars are among the top nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards, announced Thursday, Dec. 7.


Alan is nominated for Best Country Album for Like Red on a Rose, Rascal Flatts earned one for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for “What Hurts the Most,” while the Dixie Chicks are up for Best Country Album (Taking the Long Way) and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for their controversial “Not Ready to Make Nice.” Little Big Town also scored nominations for their performance of “Boondocks” and their album The Road to Here. “This is an incredible honor for us,” noted the band’s Phillip Sweet. The Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 11, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Here’s a look at some of the top country Grammy nominees. A complete list of all the nominees can be found at

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:

  • “Kerosene” Miranda Lambert
  • “I Still Miss Someone” Martina McBride
  • “Something’s Gotta Give” LeAnn Rimes
  • “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
  • “I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today” Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:

  • “Every Mile a Memory” Dierks Bentley
  • “The Reason Why” Vince Gill
  • “The Seashores of Old Mexico” George Strait
  • “Would You Go With Me” Josh Turner
  • “Once in a Lifetime” Keith Urban

Best Country Album:

  • Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks
  • Like Red on a Rose Alan Jackson
  • The Road to Here Little Big Town
  • You Don’t Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Willie Nelson
  • Your Man Josh Turner

Best Country Performance by a Group or Duo With Vocal:

  • “Not Ready to Make Nice” Dixie Chicks
  • “Heaven’s My Home” The Duhks
  • “Boondocks” Little Big Town
  • “What Hurts the Most” Rascal Flatts
  • “Leave the Pieces” The Wreckers

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