Nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning (12/6)

07/12/2016

In the all-genre categories, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris were nominated for Best New Artist and Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth for Album of the Year. The Grammys will air live Feb. 12 on CBS-TV. Country category nominees are:

Best Country Solo Performance:
"Love Can Go To Hell" &mmdash; Brandy Clark
"Vice" — Miranda Lambert
"My Church" — Maren Morris
"Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
"Different For Girls" – Dierks Bentley f/Elle King
"21 Summer" – Brothers Osborne
"Jolene" – Pentatonix f/Dolly Parton
"Think Of You" – Chris Young w/Cassadee Pope

Best Country Song:
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
"Die A Happy Man" – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
"Humble And Kind" – Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
"My Church" – busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
"Vice" – Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album:
Big Day In A Small TownBrandy Clark
Full CircleLoretta Lynn
HeroMaren Morris
A Sailor's Guide To EarthSturgill Simpson
RipcordKeith Urban

Several country singer/songwriters were also nominated in other Grammy categories, including: "Kid Sister" – Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers), and "Wreck You" – Lori McKenna, songwriter, Best American Roots Song. "Wreck You" was also nominated for Best American Roots Performance. The Time Jumpers' Kid Sister, Kris Kristofferson's The Cedar Creek Sessions and McKenna's The Bird & The Rifle were nominated for Best Americana Album. Additionally, the Grand Ole Opry received its first-ever Grammy nomination for American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry, for Best Music Film.


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