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Lady Antebellum Scores Six Grammy Nods

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum, the rising superstar trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, has racked up six Grammy nominations, including all-genre nods in the Album, Record and Song of the Year categories.

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys, announced its nominees for the 53th annual awards tonight (Dec. 1).

Eminem topped the nominee list with 10 nods, Bruno Mars garnered seven nominations and Lady Antebellum tied Jay-Z and Lady Gaga with six. Zac Brown, leader of the Zac Brown Band, earned four nominations.

Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now will compete with projects from Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for Album of the Year. Meanwhile, Lady A's Charles, Hillary and Dave are nominated with Need You Now title track co-writer Josh Kear for the multi-genre Song of the Year, a category in which Nashville songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin are also nominated for “The House That Built Me,” which was recorded by Miranda Lambert.

Miranda’s Revolution, Dierks Bentley’s Up on the Ridge, Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give, Jamey Johnson’s The Guitar Song and Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now are all up for Country Album of the Year.

Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Chris Young, Jewel, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Skaggs, David Nail, Toby Keith, Marty Stuart are also among those nominated for Grammy awards.

For a complete list of nominees, go to

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air Feb. 13 on CBS.

See the 2011 Winners Now

2011 Grammy Nominees and Winners
(That Involve Country Artists)

Record of the Year

  • “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  • “Nothin’ On You” B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
  • “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
  • “F*** You” Cee Lo Green
  • “Empire State of Mind” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Album of the Year

  • The Suburbs
    Arcade Fire
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
  • Recovery
  • The Fame Monster
    Lady Gaga
  • Teenage Dream
    Katy Perry

Song of the Year

  • “Need You Now”
    Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
    performed by Lady Antebellum
  • “Beg Steal Or Borrow”
    Ray LaMontagne
    performed by Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
  • “F*** You”
    Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars
    performed by Cee Lo Green
  • “The House That Built Me”
    Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
    performed by Miranda Lambert
  • “Love The Way You Lie”
    Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers
    performed by Eminem

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • “’Til Summer Comes Around” Keith Urban
  • “Macon” Jamey Johnson
  • “Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” Toby Keith
  • “Turning Home” David Nail
  • “Gettin’ You Home” Chris Young

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

  • “The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert
  • “Satisfied” Jewel
  • “Swingin’” LeAnn Rimes
  • “Temporary Home” Carrie Underwood
  • “I’d Love To Be Your Last” Gretchen Wilson

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

  • “Free” Zac Brown Band
  • “Elizabeth” Dailey & Vincent
  • “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  • “Little White Church” Little Big Town
  • “Where Rainbows Never Die” The SteelDrivers

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • “Bad Angel”
    Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
  • “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
    Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
  • “As She’s Walking Away” Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
  • “Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
  • “I Run To You” Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Instrumental Performance

  • “Tattoo Of A Smudge” Cherryholmes
  • “Magic #9” The Infamous Stringdusters
  • “New Chance Blues” Punch Brothers
  • “Willow Creek” Darrell Scott
  • “Hummingbyrd” Marty Stuart

Best Country Song

  • “The Breath You Take”
    Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters
    (George Strait)
  • “Free” Zac Brown, songwriter
    (Zac Brown Band)
  • “The House That Built Me”
    Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters
    (Miranda Lambert)
  • “I’d Love To Be Your Last”
    Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters
    (Gretchen Wilson)
  • “If I Die Young” Kimberly Perry, songwriter
    (The Band Perry)
  • “Need You Now”
    Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters
    (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album

  • Up On The Ridge
    Dierks Bentley
  • You Get What You Give
    Zac Brown Band
  • The Guitar Song
    Jamey Johnson
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
  • Revolution
    Miranda Lambert

See the 2011 Winners Now


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