Grammy Nominees Announced

Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and the duo of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant are among the top Grammy award nominees, announced Wednesday, Dec. 3.


Brad picked up nominations for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his song “Letter to Me” and Best Country Instrumental Performance for the multi-artist guitar jam, “Cluster Pluck,” from his album Play. Hot new trio Lady Antebellum was nominated in the all-genre Best New Artist category as well as Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for “Love Don’t Live Here.” Alison Krauss and Robert Plant scored a nomination in the general Album of the Year category for Raising Sand. More nominees in the Country categories are listed below. The winners will be revealed on The 51st Annual Grammy Awards telecast, Feb. 9, on CBS-TV.

Grammy Nominees

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
  • “Shiftwork” Kenny Chesney & George Strait
  • “Killing the Blues” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • “House of Cash” George Strait & Patty Loveless
  • “Life in a Northern Town” Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
  • “Let the Wind Chase You” Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban
Best Country Song:
  • “Dig Two Graves” Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters. Randy Travis, artist
  • “I Saw God Today” Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters. George Strait, artist
  • “In Color” Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters. Jamey Johnson, artist
  • “Stay” Jennifer Nettles, songwriter. Sugarland, artist
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This” Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters. Trace Adkins, artist
Best Country Album
  • That Lonesome Song Jamey Johnson
  • Sleepless Nights Patty Loveless
  • Troubadour George Strait
  • Around The Bend Randy Travis
  • Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love Trisha Yearwood
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
  • “For These Times” Martina McBride
  • “What I Cannot Change” LeAnn Rimes
  • “Last Name” Carrie Underwood
  • “Last Call” Lee Ann Womack
  • “This Is Me You’re Talking To” Trisha Yearwood
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins
  • “In Color” Jamey Johnson
  • “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” James Otto
  • “Letter to Me” Brad Paisley
  • “Troubadour” George Strait


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