Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Among Grammy Nominees

Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton receive nods, too.

Taylor Swift earned herself a big Grammy nod when the nominees were announced during “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” airing live from Los Angeles last night.

Taylor was nominated in the all-genre Album of the Year category for Red, but she isn’t the only country artist to be recognized outside the format.

Kacey Musgraves also received a nod in the all-genre Best New Artist category.

Keith Urban and Taylor represented country music with performances at the Grammy nominations concert, which were hosted by rapper/actor LL Cool J.

The actual Grammy Awards show will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center January 26th on CBS.

Following is a list of country specific nominees:

Solo Country Performance

  • Lee Brice – “I Drive Your Truck”
  • Hunter Hayes – “I Want Crazy”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”
  • Blake Shelton – “Mine Would Be You”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • The Civil Wars – “From This Valley”
  • Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush”
  • Little Big Town – “Your Side of The Bed”
  • Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban – “Highway Don’t Care”
  • Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton – “You Can’t Make Old Friends”

Best Country Song presented to songwriters

  • Taylor Swift – “Begin Again”
    Writer: Taylor Swift
  • Lee Brice – “I Drive Your Truck”
    Writers: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
  • Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
    Writers: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ’Round”
    Writers: Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Joan Osborne
  • Blake Shelton – “Mine Would Be You”
    Writers: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Deric Ruttan

Best Country Album

  • Jason Aldean – Night Train
  • Tim McGraw – Two Lanes of Freedom
  • Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
  • Blake Shelton – Based On A True Story
  • Taylor Swift – Red

Best Americana Album

  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell – Love Has Come For You
  • Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale – Buddy and Jim
  • Mavis Staples – One True Vine
  • Allen Toussaint – Songbook

Best Bluegrass Album

  • The Boxcars – It’s Just A Road
  • Dailey & Vincent – Brothers Of The Highway
  • Della Mae – This World Oft Can Be
  • James King – Three Chords and the Truth
  • Del McCoury Band – The Streets of Baltimore

Best Folk Album

  • Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture Of You
  • The Greencards – Sweetheart Of The Sun
  • Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones
  • The Milk Carton Kids – The Ash & Clay
  • Various – They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration


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